Regular train services to remain suspended till further notice: Rlys

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New Delhi (NVI): Regular passenger and suburban train services which were suspended till August 12 in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic in the country, will continue to remain suspended till further notice, the Ministry of Railways said today.

Yesterday, the Railway Board clarified that no new circular has been issued regarding the resumption of services and all regular trains and suburban trains run before lockdown, will remain suspended for the time being.

The Railways, in a statement issued today, said that 230 Special Trains, which are running at present, will continue to operate. Local trains in Mumbai, which are presently being run on limited basis only on the requisition of state government, will also continue to run, it said.

The occupancy of special trains is being monitored on regular basis. Additional special trains may be run based on the requirement, it added.

It is pertinent to mention here that all regular train services were cancelled since 25 March when lockdown was imposed in the country in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. The IRCTC has suspended advance reservation for regular train services from 15 April.

-ARK