The second wave of coronavirus is now starts affecting Indian Railways also, the western railways has cancelled 19 special trains till further orders. The decision comes due to low passenger load amid the huge spike of coronavirus cases in the country.
The railways have already canceled 28 pairs (56 Trains) of long-distance special train services due to poor occupancy.
2 trains were canceled on 9 May. From today till May 16, 17 more trains will be canceled till further orders.
Due to a reduction in passenger demand in view of the COVID-19 situation, some more special trains have been canceled till further advice, said western Railways in a social media post.
According to a press release issued by Sumit Thakur- Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Rly, details of the special trains which have been canceled are as under
|Train No||Train Name||Cancellation From – Upto|
|09013/09014||Bandra Terminus – Bhusaval Khandesh Special||09.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09415||Ahmedabad – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Special||09.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09233||Bandra Terminus – Jaipur Superfast Special||10.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09220||Ahmedabad – MGR Chennai Central Superfast Special||10.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09424||Gandhidham – Tirunelveli Festival Special||10.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09234||Jaipur – Bandra Terminus Special||11.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09055||Valsad – Jodhpur Special||11.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09332||lndore – Kochuveli Special||11.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09416||Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra – Ahmedabad Special||11.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09219||MGR Chennai Central – Ahmedabad Superfast Special||12.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|02908||Hapa – Madgaon Superfast Special||12.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09056||Jodhpur – Valsad Special||12.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09043||Bandra Terminus – Bhagat -Ki-Kothi Special||13.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09423||Tirunelveli – Gandhidham Festival Special||13.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09262||Porbandar – Kochuveli Special||13.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|02907||Madgaon – Hapa Superfast Special||14.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09044||Bhagat-Ki-Kothi Sandra Terminus Special||14.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09331||Kochuveli – lndore Special||14.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09261||Kochuveli – Porbandar Special||15.05.21 Till Further Advice|
It must be noted that recently the North Western Railway (NWR) has also canceled 40 trains due to the situation resulting from COVID-19 and low passenger load.