The Indian Railways on Aug 11 announced that all regular train services will remain suspended till further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In a notice released on Aug. 11, the Railway Board announced that despite the extension of the cancellation of trains, the 230 special mail, and express trains will continue to operate on the established schedule.
Local trains in Mumbai, which are presently being run on limited basis only on the requisition of state government, will also continue to run.
Earlier, the railway board had said that the services will be suspended till August 12 in order to stop the spread of the contagious virus.
All regular train services have been suspended since March 25, when lockdowns began following the coronavirus pandemic. The IRCTC has suspended pre-reservations for regular train services from April 15, 15.
While 30 Rajdhani-like AC trains were initially started, the IRCTC started 200 more trains since June 1.
Meanwhile, India’s coronavirus tally crossed the 22-lakh mark on Monday with 62,064 new cases, while the recoveries surged to over 15.35 lakh, the Health Ministry said.
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