All Regular Train Services Cancelled Till Aug. 12: Railways
A Shalimar Express train sits idle at a platform inside the empty Delhi Junction railway station during a lockdown. (Photographer: T. Narayan/Bloomberg)

All Regular Train Services Cancelled Till Aug. 12: Railways

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All regular mail, express and passenger services as well as suburban trains have been cancelled till Aug. 12, the Railway Board said on Thursday.

Source said that the decision was taken keeping in mind the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the country.

However, all special trains -- 12 pairs running on the Rajdhani routes since May 12 and 100 pairs operating since June 1 -- will continue, they said.

The limited special suburban services which began recently in Mumbai to ferry essential services personnel identified by the local authorities will also continue to run, officials said.

"All tickets booked for the regular time-tabled trains for journey date from 01.07.20 to 12.08.20 also stand cancelled. Full refund will be generated," the Railway Board order stated.

Earlier, the Railways had cancelled all trains till June 30.

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