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Indian Railways denies rumours of running special train services

After thousands of migrant workers converged near the Bandra railway station in Mumbai hoping to catch trains back to their home states, Railway Ministry has said that all passenger train services remain cancelled.

The Railway Ministry issued the clarification after rumours started doing round that Indian Railways will ply special trains from April 15 to ferry the stranded migrants in various parts of the country including Delhi and Mumbai.

The Northern Railway Zone also issued an advisory after what happened in Mumbai earlier during the day when thousands of migrants gathered at Bandra railway station hoping to catch trains to their native places,

“The general public is informed that a decision has been taken to not run any trains by Northern Railways till 3rd May 2020 in view of COVID-19, hence such fake news in circulation may not be believed,” a Northern Railways spokesperson said.

Amidst rumours that train services in the country will be resumed from April 15, the Railway Ministry also issued a clarification on Twitter.

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