In view of the increasing COVID-19 cases in the country, Minister of Indian Railways Piyush Goyal has cancelled several special train services until further notice. According to a press release, the special trains have been cancelled due to a reduction in passenger demand.
1> Here is a list of the special trains cancelled by the Western Railway zone due to low occupancy:
Train Number 09234 Jaipur – Bandra Terminus Special
Train Number 09055 Valsad – Jodhpur Special
Train Number 09332 Indore – Kochuveli Special
Train Number 09416 Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra – Ahmedabad Special
Cancellation of train services commencing on 13th May 2021 until further advice:-
Train Number 09043 Bandra Terminus – Bhagat – Ki – Kothi Special
Train Number 09423 Festival Special from Tirunelveli to Gandhidham
Train Number 09262 Porbandar – Kochuveli Special
Cancellation of train services commencing on 14 May 2021 until further advice:-
Train Number 02907 Madgaon – Hapa Superfast Special
Train Number 09044 Bhagat – Ki – Kothi - Bandra Terminus Special
Train Number 09331 Kochuveli – Indore Special
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2> Northeast frontier railways also tweeted about the cancellation of several trains commencing from 12th May till further notice. Check out the official tweet —
— Northeast Frontier Railway (@RailNf) May 12, 2021
3> To break the chain of COVID 19 infection, East Coast Railway has decided to cancel 6 pairs of trains till 16th May from both directions.
Here is the official announcement —
.@RailMinIndia To break the chain of Covid19 infection, it has been decided to cancel six pairs of local passenger/MEMU trains till 16th May, 2021 from both the directions as below 👇👇👇 @DRMKhurdaRoad @DRMSambalpur @DRMWaltairECoR pic.twitter.com/vBd32HGqQP
— East Coast Railway (@EastCoastRail) May 10, 2021
4> Northern railways tweeted that due to operational reasons, trains running on the Banihal-Baramulla section in Kashmir Valley will remain cancelled till 16.05.2021.
Check out the official tweet —
It is notified for the information of all concerned that due to operational reasons, following trains running on Banihal-Baramulla section in Kashmir Valley will remain cancelled from 11.05.2021 to 16.05.2021. pic.twitter.com/AVCA6T8JMH
— Northern Railway (@RailwayNorthern) May 10, 2021
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