Tejas Express, the fastest train in India which operates between Ahmedabad-Mumbai has been suspended by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) for a month because of the spiking Covid-19 cases.
“Temporary suspension of ADI-BCT-ADI Tejas Express due to recent Covid-19 rising cases. Keeping in view the rising cases and in the larger public interest, it has been decided to suspend the services of train no.82902/82901 Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central-Ahmedabad Tejas Express from April 2 for a period of one month,” the IRCTC said in a statement.
Temporary suspension of ADI-BCT-ADI Tejas Express due to recent COVID-19 Rising cases. pic.twitter.com/cVmRlqNOSh— IRCTC (@IRCTCofficial) April 1, 2021
“IRCTC is committed in its endeavor to ensure the highest standard of the safe and comfortable journey of rail passengers,” it added.
The IRCTC has resumed the Tejas Express for Lucknow-New Delhi and Ahmedabad-Mumbai routes from 14 February 2021.
The railway authority had canceled the operation of Tejas Express trains on the said route on 24th Nov 2020 due to low occupancy.
Meanwhile, as per the reports of PTI the Railways said it is likely to restore its train services to pre-Covid levels over the next two months, provided the state governments give their nod and the coronavirus pandemic is under control.