Amid the Coronavirus outbreak and the dismally increasing patients in the country, the Railways Ministry has suspended all railway operations across the country till March 31.
Also, all the passenger trains finishing their journeys will be terminated at the point and further all scheduled trips will be cancelled.
Minister of Railways of India, Piyush Goyal, took to Twitter saying, âStrengthening precautions against COVID-19, Railways has decided that no passenger train will run up to 31st March. Let us work together as #IndiaFightsCoronaâ
Check out the post here-March 22, 2020
The Coronavirus cases in India are rapidly growing and have crossed 370 patients, so far, within the last few days.
The brainchild behind this move is to promote social distancing and fight against the Coronavirus outbreak. The government is encouraging people to stay at home along with taking all preventive measures suggested by the worldâs scientists.
The post has garnered over 8.6K likes and over 3K re-tweets on the internet. Hereâs what people have to say about this.
This decision must be respected. It will be difficult but do it!
I am from Paris area, I am at home since last monday..today Sunday 21st....nothing outside good pic.twitter.com/LZ2D982zsU
If done 3 days back would have prevented spread. Still very good decisionâ S.Ranganathan (@rangats) March 22, 2020 We agree.
Good decision sir !!â Prashant Rastogi (@prastogi1980) March 22, 2020 Indeed.
Good step against corona warâ atul1971 (@atul19712) March 22, 2020 On point.
Most desired steps.Only leaders like you and our PM can take such bold https://t.co/3ZbXfDxzfG will go a long way in protecting our country and whole mankind.Long live our leaders like you and Modijiâ S C Singhal (@SCSinghal3) March 22, 2020 Yes!
goodâ mohammedwaseem (@inspiring_95) March 22, 2020
As per the Railway Ministry, a few suburban services including Kolkata Metro will run till March 22 midnight and will further be discontinued till March 31.
However, trains that are already on their journey will run up to their destinations. "Adequate arrangements shall be made for the passengers, who have commenced their journey during the travel and at their destinations," the statement issued by the Railways Ministry said.
It also said, "Adequate arrangements shall be made to facilitate hassle-free refund to passengers affected by train cancellations.â
We hope all citizens will abide by the government initiatives and stay indoors to join the fight against COVID-19.