States ask railways to cancel trains due to rising covid-19 cases

Amid rising covid-19 cases, some states have asked Indian Railways to cancel some passenger trains. Railway board chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav on Monday said that states such as Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Odisha and West Bengal have asked the national transporter to cancel trains, reduce frequency or cancel stoppages.

“We have been getting requests from state governments for cancellation of trains, for reducing frequency and cancelling stoppages, depending on covid-19 situation,” Yadav said in an online briefing.

“That’s why we have not been able to announce new trains,” he said.

On June 26, Yadav has said that the national transporter is monitoring the situation closely and will soon run some more special trains.

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