IRCTC, Indian Railways: Amidst the outbreak of Corona virus epidemic across the country, the Chairman of the Railway Board has given a big statement. He said that due to corona virus it is not possible to run all trains in near future. However, he said that the number of passengers in special trains being run in the midst of the Corona virus epidemic is being monitored. According to the circumstances, more such trains will be run if needed.
Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav said that the number of passengers on trains of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal is increasing. It is a good thing that it is showing signs of improvement in the economic conditions. Further, he said that 160 projects have been identified in six days under the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan. This will provide for the employment of the migrant workers who have returned. He said that the Railways have so far received 620 crore rupees from the Central Kovid-19 Fund.
Explain that earlier on Thursday, the Railway Board had told that all regular train services will be canceled till August 12. He informed that all special trains will continue to run. Under this, 12 pairs of trains running on the Rajdhani route from May 12 and 100 pairs trains running from June 1 will continue. Officials said that a limited suburban service recently started in Mumbai for the movement of personnel engaged in essential services will also continue.
The Railway Board order states, “All regular trains booked for travel between July 1 and August 12 were canceled.” The entire amount will be returned. “Earlier, the railways had canceled all trains till June 30. Significantly, in the last 24 hours, the highest number of 17,296 cases of corona were reported in the country so far. At the same time, 407 people have died. With this, the number of infected in India reached 4 lakh 90 thousand 401 by Friday. Also, the number of people who died from Corona has now crossed 15 thousand.
(With language inputs)