Indian Railways: Rail Operations will be stopped during Janta Curfew, 3700 trains will not run - SHERE KHOJRAHA

Indian Railways: Rail Operations will be stopped during Janta Curfew, 3700 trains will not run

Due to Coronavirus outbreak, rail operations in the country will be stopped from Saturday night to Sunday night. In view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi call for 'Janta Curfew', the Ministry of Railways has decided to stop rail operations completely in the country between 12:00 AM on Saturday to 10:00 PM Sunday. During this time, the trains already running will be stopped at the way stations and passengers will be take rest in the waiting rooms. Not only this, the operation of local trains in metropolitan cities like Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Delhi will be also limited. This is the first time that such a large number of train operations have been stopped.

According to the directions issued by the Ministry of Railways to all General Managers, during the said period of March 21-22, No Zone will operate any train. This means that 2400 Passenger trains and 1300 Mail/Express trains will run not across the country. Bookings made for these trains will be deemed cancelled and money will be refunded to passengers.
Catering Units, Food Plazas, Refreshment Rooms, Jan Aahar, Shell Kitchen and other shops in railway stations will be open till 22 March at 10 PM to provide food and water bottles to passengers. After that all shops will be closed. Catering services will also not generally be available on Mail/Express trains. On demand, only tea, coffee and packaged items will be allowed to be sold.

At the same time, railways cancelled 90 trains running between 20 to 31 March, in view of the low patronization and Coronavirus epidemic. Along with this, the number of cancelled trains has increased to 245. Earlier on Thursday, the Railways had cancelled 84 trains saying that 155 trains had been cancelled due to Coronavirus.
Indian Railways: Rail Operations will be stopped during Janta Curfew, 3700 trains will not run Indian Railways: Rail Operations will be stopped during Janta Curfew, 3700 trains will not run Reviewed by SHERE KHOJRAHA on March 21, 2020 Rating: 5

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