No plan issued on resumption of train services after April 14, clarifies Ministry of Railways

New Delhi: Rubbishing the media reports on restoration of passenger train services once the nationwide lockdown ends on April 14, the Ministry of Railways today clarified that no such plan has been issued as of now.

Official sources said certain media reports have come on a post lockdown “restoration plan” with train details and frequency etc. “It is to clarify that no such plan regarding the resumption of passenger services has been issued,” it added.

The Ministry will inform all the concerned about any further decision on it, the sources said.

With an aim to stop the chain of transmission of COVID-19 the Indian Railways announced closure of all passenger, mail and express train services from March 24 to April 14.

The railways had suspended the services of 13,523 trains for 21 days after the lockdown was announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, freight trains and special pracel trains are in service to ensure the supply of essential items.

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