Suspension of normal trains to continue, only specials for now

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NEW DELHI: The

suspension

of

normal passenger train service

will continue and only special passenger trains will operate till “further orders”, the

railway ministry

said.
In an

official release

, the ministry said, “As decided and informed earlier on as well, regular passenger and suburban train services will continue to remain suspended till further notice. It may be noted that 230 special trains, which are running at present, will continue to operate.”
The ministry also said local trains in Mumbai, which are presently being run on limited basis only on the requisition of state government, will also continue to run. It said the occupancy of special trains is being monitored on regular basis. Additional special trains maybe run based on the requirement.
“However, all other regular trains and suburban trains run before lockdown, will remain suspended for the time being,” the release said. Railway board chairman V K Yadav had earlier said that they were expecting only 10-15% revenue from passenger trains during the current fiscal year against the projection.

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