COVID-19 Lockdown: Regular Train Services Suspended From July 1 To August 12

In the wake of the pandemic, all regular timetabled passenger services, including Express/Mail trains, passenger and suburban services remain cancelled until August 12.

Jessica David

June 26, 2020

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The government, on Thursday (June 25), decided to keep regular train services suspended till August 12. Sources said that the decision was taken keeping in mind the increasing number of Coronavirus cases in the country. All special trains – 12 pairs running on Rajdhani routes since May 12 and 100 pairs operating since June 1- will continue, they said. The limited special suburban services, which began recently in Mumbai to ferry essential services personnel identified by the local authorities, will also continue to run, officials said. “All tickets booked for the regular timetabled trains for journey date from July 1 to August 12 also stand cancelled. A full refund will be generated,” the Railway Board order stated.

In the wake of the pandemic, all regular timetabled passenger services, including Express/Mail trains, passenger and suburban services remain cancelled until August 12, the Railway Board said, on Thursday. Earlier this week, the Indian Railways has decided to provide a full refund for all regular train tickets booked on or before April 14. The IRCTC has suspended advance reservation for regular train services from April 15.

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