Indian Railways subsidiary IRCTC which runs three private trains in the country has decided to suspend their services till April 30, officials said on Tuesday.
The bookings for the three trains — the Kashi Mahakal Express on the Varanasi-Indore route, the Lucknow-New Delhi Tejas and the Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas — were earlier stopped only between April 25 and April 15 during the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus crisis, and booking of tickets for travel after the lockdown period was allowed.
Officials said the decision to not run the trains till April 30 was taken keeping in mind that the cases of coronavirus in the country were increasing by the day.
All passengers who have booked tickets during that period will get full refunds, an India Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) official said.
All rural, interstate and even metro administrations run by Indian railroads are suspended right now and just transportation of merchandise is taking place. The focal point of the railway service has moved at present to utilizing the rail line foundation for expanding the national exertion against Coronavirus. Around 2500 mentors have been changed over into isolate and treatment offices to provide food for more than 4,000 Coronavirus patients if need be.
Railways has likewise opened up its clinics to treat Covid 19 patients and furthermore chose to make up to 1000 PPE (individual defensive gear) each day which could be provided to the clinical experts at the cutting edge of the fight.