Indian Railways cancel 56 trains including Rajdhani, Shatabdi amid COVID surge; Details here
| Saturday | 8th May, 2021
Amid rising coronavirus cases, the Indian railways has cancelled 28 pairs (total 56) of trains including Rajdhani, Shatabdi, and Vande Bharat Express until further orders. Last month, Indian Railways had to cancel 40 train services due to the precarious situation in the wake of the second wave of coronavirus.
Amid rising coronavirus cases, the Indian railways has cancelled 28 pairs (total 56) of trains including Rajdhani, Shatabdi, and Vande Bharat Express until further orders. In a statement, Northern Railway said that it has decided to cancel the trains due to low occupancy (owing to COVID surge) and other operational reasons. The cancelled trains include 8 pairs of Shatabdi, 2 pairs of Duronto, 2 pairs of Rajdhani and one pair Vande Bharat Express. The trains will stand cancelled from May 9 until further orders.
Earlier last week, the South Central Railway (SCR) had announced the cancellation of 10 trains scheduled to run between April 28 and June 1. The cancellations affected some services to Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Maharashtra.
The cancelled services were:
Narsapur to Nidadavolu (07241)
Nidadavolu to Narsapur (07242)
Secunderabad to Bidar (07010)
Bidar to Hyderabad (07009)
Secunderabad to Kurnool City (07027)
Kurnool City to Secunderabad (07028)
Mysore to Renigunta (01065)
Renigunta to Mysore (01066)
Secunderabad to Mumbai LTT (02235)
Mumbai LTT to Secunderabad (02236)
On the other hand, the Eastern Railway has decided to discontinue some of the special trains due to poor patronisation. According to a press release issued by Eastern Railways, 16 special trains have been discontinued till further advice.
List of special trains that are cancelled by the Eastern Railway zone:
Train Number 02019 Howrah – Ranchi Special
Train Number 02020 Ranchi – Howrah Special
Train Number 02339 Howrah – Dhanbad Special
Train Number 02340 Dhanbad – Howrah Special
Train Number 03027 Howrah – Azimganj Special
Train Number 03028 Azimganj – Howrah Special
Train Number 03047 Howrah – Rampurhat Special
Train Number 03048 Rampurhat – Howrah Special
Train Number 03117 Kolkata – Lalgola Special
Train Number 03118 Lalgola – Kolkata Special
Train Number 03187 Sealdah – Rampurhat Special
Train Number 03188 Rampurhat – Sealdah Special
Train Number 03401 Bhagalpur – Danapur Special
Train Number 03402 Danapur – Bhagalpur Special
Train Number 03502 Asansol – Haldia Special
Train Number 03501 Haldia – Asansol Special
Last month, Indian Railways had to cancel 40 train services due to the precarious situation in the wake of the second wave of coronavirus.
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