COVID-19 Impact: Indian Railways cancels all passenger trains till 31st March
Latest News Updates: All railway operations will be suspended till March 31 in wake of the coronavirus outbreak in India. No passenger or freight train will be allowed to operate till March 31, and trains finishing their journeys will be terminated at the point. All passenger train services on Indian Railways including premium train services, mail/express trains, passenger trains, Mumbai suburban trains, Kolkata Metro, Konkan Raiways, etc, is cancelled till March 31,” the Railways said in a statement.
Strengthening precautions against COVID-19, Railways has decided that no passenger train will run up to 31st March.
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) March 22, 2020
Right now, about 400 freight trains are operational and they can be stopped after they reach their destinations, suggest reports. Only goods trains will run from March 22 midnight till March 31 midnight. The railways said to ensure essential supplies in parts of the country, movement of goods trains will continue.
— ANI (@ANI) March 22, 2020