National Desk: After several news agencies reported that all trains up to August 12 have been cancelled, the Indian Railways clarified that no such step has been taken.
“There is no blanket order ruling out running of more trains till August 12,” the Railway Ministry released in a statement.
“We have only enabled refunds for trains that are not being operated and for which tickets were booked prior to the lockdown and up to April 14, 2020.No trains which are presently operational have been cancelled. The special trains will continue to run. As far as running of more trains are concerned, all will be informed and bookings will be done as and when a decision is taken about them.” Indian Railways said.
At present, the Railways are running 230 special trains and the normal full strength train service is yet to resume since the lockdown ended.
The Railway Board on Thursday announced that regular mail, express and passenger services as well as suburban trains which had been earlier cancelled till June 30 due to the COVID-19 pandemic will now remain cancelled till August 12.
Sources informed news agency PTI that the decision was taken keeping in mind the increasing number of corona virus cases in the country.
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