IRCTC: THESE 16 special trains stand cancelled from tomorrow— Howrah, Ranchi, Dhanbad, Kolkata routes among those affected
Covid 19 surge has finally affected operations of trains. India Railways will be cancelling as many as 16 special trains from tomorrow, May 7. This comes amid spike in corona cases and low occupancy. The second wave of covid has forced many state governments to take stringent measures by imposing curfews, because of which the travel has come to standstill.
Issuing a statement through the official Twitter handle, the Eastern Railways said that the train services will be discontinued due to poor patronization until further notice. Starting from tomorrow, May 7, these 16 special train services will not be available for passengers.
These cancelled trains were operating on the routes between Howrah, Ranchi, Dhanbad, Kolkata, and few others. These services come under the administration of the Eastern Railways zone – headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal.
Discontinuation of services of few trains due to poor patronization pic.twitter.com/I9HPKQ1lkD
— Eastern Railway (@EasternRailway) May 3, 2021
Check out the list of the special trains cancelled are below:
Train Number 02019 Howrah-Ranchi
Train Number 02020 Ranchi-Howrah
Train Number 02339 Howrah-Dhanbad
Train Number 02340 Dhanbad Howrah
Train Number 03027 Howrah-Azimganj
Train Number 03028 Azimganj-Howrah
Train Number 03047 Howrah-Rampurhat
Train Number 03048 Rampurhat-Howrah
Train Number 03117 Kolkata-Lalgola
Train Number 03118 Lalgola-Kolkata
Train Number 03187 Sealdah Rampurhat
Train Number 03188 Rampurhat-Sealdah
Train Number 03401 BhagalpurDanapur
Train Number 03402 Danapur-Bhagalpur
Train Number 03502 Asansol-Haldia
Train Number 03501 Haldia-Asansol
Earlier in April, the Indian Railways had cancelled around 40 train services as COVID situation was getting grim, and also because of the low passenger load.
North Western Railway (NWR) region deputy general manager Lt Shashi Kiran had that time said that the cancellation of these 40 trains will remain suspended till further orders.
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