The Indian Railways has taken a big decision due to Coronavirus. Indian Railways has decided to cancel all trains from 22 March midnight to 31 March today. During this time only goods trains will run. Please tell that Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for the Janata curfew. Railways are also playing a role in this. Given this unprecedented initiative, the Railway Ministry decided to completely stop rail traffic in the country between 12 pm and 10 pm on Saturday.
Coronavirus: No Passenger Trains
Railways have already canceled most of the trains. According to a new order issued by the Railways, only goods trains will run from midnight of 22 March to midnight of 31 March. However, some local services and Kolkata Metro Rail service will continue till midnight on 22 March. Subsequently, these services will halt until midnight on 31 March. A spokesperson of the Indian Railways has given this information.
The Railway Ministry has ordered the officials to inform the people through print and electronic media. Apart from this, information about it has also given to the passengers through SMS. To ensure the necessary supplies to various parts of the country, the movement of goods trains will continue.
Trains Canceled During Public Curfew
PM Modi has called for a public curfew on Sunday morning from seven to nine o’clock. During this, he has appealed to everyone to stay indoors. According to the directive issued by the Ministry of Railways, during the scheduled period of March 21-22, no zone will run any train from it. Earlier on Saturday, the Railways had canceled 245 pairs of passengers across the country. The country is witnessing a rapid increase in coronavirus cases. So far, 341 cases have confirmed in India. At the same time, six people have died from it.
Railways Changed The Rules Of Refund
Let us know that after the cancellation of trains due to public curfew, the railways have also given comfort to the passengers. With the return of the full fare of the passengers, the ticket can cancel for 45 days from the date of departure of the train. At the same time, there has been no change in the rule of e-ticket refund made on the IRCTC website.
Chief Public Relations Officer Pankaj Kumar Singh, while giving this information. Said that 45 days from the journey period of the canceled trains from 21 to 15 April. Till the ticket can cancel. During this time, if a train not canceled and the passengers do not want to travel, then within 30 days, the card can be deposited at the Deposit Receipt (TDR) station. The fare will be refunded. Apart from this, passengers who cancel their tickets through 139 can withdraw the food from the ticket counter within 30 days of the journey date.