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COVID19 India Update: All Train, Interstate, Metro Services Get Suspended Till 31st March 2020


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In the wake of global pandemic of COVID19 (Coronavirus), for containing its further spread through inter-personal proximity, the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has decided to close down metro rail services on all operational networks across the country till 31st March, 2020. 

Sh. D S Mishra, Secretary Housing & Urban Affairs in a message to all MD’s today, has said, that this is being done in continuation of the closing down of metro services today i.e. 22nd March, 2020 on the day of Janta Curfew. This will help in breaking the chain of further infection of COVID-19, he added. 

Guidelines From Ministry Of Railways:

All passenger train services on Indian Railways including Premium trains, Mail/Express trains, Passenger trains, Suburban Trains, Kolkata Metro Rail, Konkan Railway etc. shall be cancelled till the 2400hrs of 31.03.2020. However, bare minimum level of services of suburban trains and Kolkata Metro Rail shall continue up to 2400hrs of 22.03.2020.

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Trains which had already commenced their journey, prior to 0400 hrs of 22.03.2020, will run up to their destinations. Adequate arrangements shall be made for the passengers, who have commenced their journey during the travel and at their destinations.

To ensure the essential supplies in various parts of the country, movement of goods trains will continue.

To make it more convenient for passengers, full refund for all cancelled trains may be taken till 21.06.2020. Adequate arrangements shall be made to facilitate hassle-free refund to passengers affected by train cancellations.

Inter State passenger transport also to be suspended till 31st March 2020.


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