​Covid impact: Railways cancels slew of premium trains from May 9 – full list of trains here

Amid the surge in the covid cases and low occupancy, Indian Railways has decided to cancel as many as 28 pairs of prominent trains from May 9 until further orders. These trains include Rajdhani, Duranto, Shatabdi and Vande Bharat Express. 

ZeeBiz WebTeam | May 07, 2021, 10:47 AM IST

According to Railway Ministry officials, “The railways has decided to cancel the Shatabdi, Rajdhani, Duranto, Vande Bharat, Jan Shatabdi Express trains from May 9 until further orders. The decision has been taken in the view of the surge in the Covid cases and poor occupancy in the trains.” 

Earlier, the Eastern Railway had decided to discontinue 16 trains from May 7 due to poor patronization. In a tweet, Eastern Railway has requested passengers to plan their journey accordingly and has regretted the Inconvenience. 

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List of Rajdhani and other important trains service cancelled

List of Rajdhani and other important trains service cancelled

RAJDHANI SPL running between New Delhi and Chennai, Tamil Nadu has been cancelled from May 12 onwards; RAJDHANI SPL running between New Delhi and Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh;  RAIL MOTOR SPL running between Kalka, Haryana and Shimla, Uttarakhand; FESTIVAL SPL running between Kalka, Haryana and Shimla, Uttarakhand; HIMACHAL EXP SPL running between New Delhi and Daulatpur Chowk, Himachal Pradesh;YNRK-JAT EXP SPL running between Yog N Rishikesh and Jammu Tawi, J&K; HEMKUNT SPL running between Rishikesh, Uttarakhand and Katra, J&K; SASN-FZR EXP SPL running between Mohali, Punjab and Firozpur, Punjab 

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List of Shatabdi and other premium trains cancelled

List of Shatabdi and other premium trains cancelled

SHATABDI SPL running between New Delhi and Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh; SHATABDI SPL running New Delhi and Kalka, Haryana (Train No: 02005); SHATABDI SPL running between New Delhi and Kalka, Haryana (Train No: 02011); SHATABDI SPL running between New Delhi and Amritsar, Punjab (Train No: 02013); SHATABDI SPL running between New Delhi and Dehradun, Uttarakhand; SHATABDI SPL running between New Delhi and Amritsar (Train No: 02029); SHATABDI SPL running between New Delhi and Kathgodam, Uttarakhand; SHATABDI SPL running between New Delhi and Chandigarh; JAN SHATABDI SPL running between New Delhi and Dehradun, Uttarakhand; JAN SHATABDI SPL running between New Delhi and Una, Himachal Pradesh 

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List of Duronto, Vande Bharat and other important trains cancelled

List of Duronto, Vande Bharat and other important trains cancelled

DURONTO SPL running between New Delhi and Pune, Maharashtra; DURONTO SPL running between New Delhi and Jammu Tawi, J&K; KOTA-DDN SPL running between New Delhi and Kota, Rajasthan; NDLS-SVDK EXP SPL running between New Delhi and Katra, J&K; DEE-BKN SPL running between New Delhi and Bikaner, Rajasthan; SHRI SHAKTI SPL running between New Delhi and Katra, J&K; SAINIK SPL EXP running between New Delhi and Jaipur, Rajasthan; DDN FESTIVAL SPL running between New Delhi and Dehradun, Uttarakhand; SIDDHABALI SPL running between New Delhi and Kotdwar, Uttarakhand; VANDE BHARAT running between New Delhi and Katra, J&K 

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Central division of Indian Railways cancel trains service too

Central division of Indian Railways cancel trains service too

The Central Railways has cancelled 23 passenger trains. These include Nagpur-Kolhapur special up to June 29, the CSMT-Kolhapur special up to July 1, the CSMT-Pune special up to June 30. 

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