No date fixed for resumption of all passenger trains: Railways issue clarification

at 5:26 pm
Indian Railways
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New Delhi (NVI): Amid reports that resumption of all passenger trains is expected sometime in April, Ministry of Railways today issued a clarification stating that no such date has been fixed.

“Clarification is constantly being given to the media about it for last few days. It is being reiterated again that no such date has been fixed for resumption of all passenger trains operations,” the ministry said in a release.

It further added that the Railways has been increasing the number of train services in a graded manner. Already more than 65 per cent trains are running.

“More than 250 plus were added in January alone. More will be added gradually,” the release read.

All factors need to be taken care off and inputs of all stake holders are to be factored, Railway Ministry noted.

“Everyone is requested to avoid any such speculation. We will inform media and public as and when a decision is taken in this regard,” it stated.

Railways had suspended all passenger trains following the coronavirus-induced nationwide lockdown in March 2020 and started operating some of them gradually.