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No Plan to Stop or Curtail Train Services: Railway Board Chairman

“There is no shortage of trains for those who want to travel,” the Railway Board Chairman added.

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Amid reports of migrant workers rushing to their hometowns due to fear of an upcoming lockdown, the Railways board on Friday, 9 April, assured the passengers that there is no plan to curtail or stop train services, reported PTI.

While addressing a press briefing, Railway Board Chairman Suneet Sharma said that there is no dearth of trains and the Railways is ready to put them into service on a short notice.

“There is no plan to curtail or stop train services. We will run as many services as required. There is no cause for alarm. We can run trains immediately on demand if there is any rush. This rush is normal during the summer season and we have already announced trains to clear the rush,” he was quoted as saying by PTI.

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With a rise in COVID-19 cases in the country, a sudden surge in passenger movement at railway stations was reported from across the country.

Sharma also assured everyone that trains will be provided on demand. “There is no shortage of trains for those who want to travel,” he added. He further said that there will be no need to produce a COVID-negative certificate to travel by train.

He also noted that the Railways has not yet received any communication from Maharashtra to stop or curtail the movement of trains in view of the rising number of coronavirus cases.

(With inputs from PTI)

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