Passanger train services in India suspended till further notice

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The Indian Railways had previously cancelled all train services until August 12 on account of the increase within the number of positive COVID-19 cases in India. However, the railways have extended the cancellation for an indefinite period of your time . Reportedly, the 230 special trains will still function within the absence of passenger trains. These special trains feature 15 trains on Rajdhani routes running since May 12, 2020, and 100 trains functioning since June 1.

Meanwhile, other regular and suburban trains will keep their services discontinued.The Government of India issued a press statement on August 11, which informed in writing that each one passenger and suburban train services will remain suspended.

Before May 12, 2020, the Indian Railways had continued the services of freight trains and parcel special trains carrying essential commodities like vegetables, fruits and dairy products.

In addition, the railways had converted quite 20000 train coaches into COVID-care centers. The 15 pairs of trains are special passenger trains running from New Delhi railroad station to Howrah, Patna, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai Central, Agartala, Ranchi, Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Bhubaneswar, Ahmedabad, Bilaspur, Dibrugarh, Madgaon and Jammu Tawi.

On the opposite hand, Indian Railways has plans to run Ganesh Chaturthi Special trains in August. However, it'll only plow ahead with the plan after receiving the green flag from the Maharashtra government