Prime News, National, Health, Railways, New Delhi, March 21:- Indian Railways has taken a slew of measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 virus. The measures are being implemented across all the zones. Indian Railways has taken steps to discourage citizens from undertaking non-essential journeys by temporarily removing special incentives for many categories including suspension of passenger and some long distance trains.
In view of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to observe ‘Janta curfew’ tomorrow (Mar 22) and the steep decline in the number of passengers, Indian Railways has reduced the number of trains which would be plying. In wake of the same, passenger trains originating from midnight till 10 pm tomorrow stands cancelled.
Around 1,300 long distance mail and express trains have also been suspended which were supposed to commence journey between 4 am and 10 pm tomorrow. Barring few essential runs, suburban train services in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Secunderabad will also be reduced.
All trains which are already on the run during these hours will however, continue their services. Railways has urged people to ensure the running status of trains before reaching stations as occupancy is being closely monitored and modifications are done to meet the actual requirement. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)