Booked these IRCTC trains? Important money refund message for you amid coronavirus lockdown
The subsidiary of Indian Railways, IRCTC, which runs three private trains in the country has decided to suspend their services till April 30.
The subsidiary of Indian Railways, IRCTC, which runs three private trains in the country has decided to suspend their services till April 30. The bookings for the three trains -- the Kashi Mahakal Express on the Varanasi-Indore route, the Lucknow-New Delhi Tejas and the Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas -- were earlier stopped between April 25 and April 15 during the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus crisis, and booking of tickets for travel after the lockdown period was allowed.
Officials said the decision to not run the trains till April 30 was taken keeping in mind that the cases of coronavirus in the country were increasing by the day.
All passengers who have booked tickets during that period will get full refunds, an Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) official said.
Meanwhile, the death toll due to the novel coronavirus rose to 149 and the number of cases to 5,194 in the country on Wednesday, according to the Union Health Ministry.
While the number of active COVID-19 cases is 4,643, as many as 401 people were cured and discharged and one had migrated, it said.
The total number of cases include 70 foreign nationals.
According to the ministry's data updated at 9 a.m., 25 new deaths have been reported since Tuesday.
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