NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): On Thursday Indian Railways declared the cancellation of all regular trains till 12th of August. As per the Railway Board notification, it has been decided that normal timetabled passenger services with Mail or Express, passenger and suburban services still cancelled till 12.08.2020.
It has also been finalized that all the ticket booked for the normal timetabled trains for the journey date from 01/07/20-2/08/20 will be cancelled and total fares will be refunded to the passengers.
The 230 special trains that have been come into motion meanwhile the lockdown will continue to run, as per the national transporter said. Special Rajdhani, Express services were commenced on 12 May and 1st June respectively.
This time the cancellations of trains come in the background of an impact in Covid-19 cases across the country. In a declaration on 15th of May, the Railways had cancelled each train listed for travel till 30th of June 2020 and chose to refund the tickets.
Because of the lockdown, all the trains were cancelled across the country that started on the 25th of March to contain the spread of coronavirus. It was only on the 16th of May that restricted commuters train services restarted in the country.