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Railways cancels all regular train services till August 12

Rail track repair work is under way in Vijayawada on June 14, 2020.

Rail track repair work is under way in Vijayawada on June 14, 2020.   | Photo Credit: K.V.S. Giri

All regular mail, express and passenger services as well as suburban trains have been cancelled till August 12, the Railway Board said on June 25. Sources said that the decision was taken keeping in mind the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the country.

However, all special trains — 12 pairs running on the Rajdhani routes since May 12 and 100 pairs operating since June 1 — will continue, they said.

The limited special suburban services, which began recently in Mumbai to ferry essential services personnel identified by the local authorities will also continue to run, officials said.

“All tickets booked for the regular time-tabled trains for journey date from 01.07.20 to 12.08.20 also stand cancelled. Full refund will be generated,” the Railway Board order stated.

Earlier, the Railways had cancelled all trains till June 30.

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