Indian Railways suspends all passenger services till April 14

The Indian Railways - one of the world's largest and most extensive rail networiks - has announced suspension of all passenger services till April 14 after Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared a 21 day lockdown across the county

Mar 25, 2020
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New Delhi: The Indian Railways - one of the world's largest and most extensive rail networiks - has announced suspension of all passenger services till April 14 after Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared a 21 day lockdown across the county.  The Indian Railways runs over 12,600 trains and ferries 23 million passengers daily, according to Business Standard newspaper. 

Freight movement, however, will continue to carry essential commodities across the county.

The Railways on Sunday had announced suspension of all its passenger services from March 22 midnight to March 31 midnight in the wake of novel coronavirus pandemic to break the chain of transmission of the deadly disease.

The suspensions also included all suburban train services.

Railways said that passengers could claim a full refund for all trains cancelled in this period till June 21.

It also said that people who couldn't avail train journeys could wait it out at station waiting room with their timings being extended.