Railway Board chairman Suneet Sharma on Friday said that Indian Railways has said it has no plans to stop or curtail train services in the country.
Sharma also said there is no shortage of trains for those who want to travel. He assured that trains will be available for people who want to travel.
“Crowds are seen at railway stations normal during these months, we will increase the number of trains as per request,” said Sharma.
With the number of COVID-19 cases on the rise, a sudden surge in passenger movement at railway stations was reported from across the country. Many travelers, speaking to the media, said the fear of an imminent lockdown was the reason behind their trips.
Railway Board Chairman also informed that Central, Western Railways is running 118 additional trains during April-May to clear rush on Gorakhpur, Patna, Darbhanga, Varanasi, Guwahati, Barauni, Prayagraj, Bokaro, Ranchi, Lucknow routes.
The Railway Board chairman also ruled out the need for a COVID-negative certificate to travel by train.