In the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak in India, the Indian Railways has decided to cancel all passenger trains till March 31. The decision was announcement through a statement released by Indian Railways.
The statement read, “In continuation of the measures taken in the wake of COVID-19, it has been decided that all passenger train services on Indian Railways including premium trains, mail/express trains, passenger trains, suburban trains, Kolkata metro rail, Konkan railway, etc shall be cancelled till the 2400 hrs of 31.03.2020. However, bare minimum level of services of suburban trains and Kolkata metro rail shall continue upto 2400 hrs of 22.03.2020.”
Informing about the trains already running the statement read, “Trains which had already commenced their journey, prior to 0400 hrs of 22.03.2020, will run up to their destinations. Adequate arrangements shall be made for the passengers, who have commenced their journey during the travel and at their destinations.”
The statement also informed that to ensure the essential supplies in various parts of the country, movement of goods train will continue. Further informing about the refund to passengers, the statement read, “To make it more convenient for passengers, full refund for all cancelled trains may be taken till 21.06.2020. Adequate arrangements shall be made to facilitate hassle-free refund to passengers affected train cancellations.”