Railways to cancel all passenger trains on 22nd March

Indian Railways on Friday announced that all passenger trains will remain cancelled on March 22nd i.e., tomorrow in the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal for a ‘Janta Curfew’.

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In his address to the nation on Thursday, Prime Minister Modi had appealed citizens to follow the “Janta curfew” on March 22nd in the view of coronavirus outbreak. He also requested senior citizens and children to remain indoors for the next few weeks.

Around 2,400 passenger trains, 1,300 long-distance, mail express services are cancelled in light of the curfew. These long-distance trains will remain cancelled between 4 am to 10 pm on Sunday.

All passenger trains originating between the midnight of Saturday-Sunday will not be run till 10 pm, Sunday, a railway ministry official said. However, the passenger train services already on run at 7 am on the day will be allowed to run to the destinations, a railway ministry circular to zonal railways issued on Friday said.

The Indian Railways operates around 9,000 passenger trains and 3,500 mail express services each day.

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