India vs Chinese virus: Indian Railways extend suspension of all trains till May 3

 The movement of goods and parcel trains will continue as before

Full refund of tickets booked from the counter can be taken for three months

New Delhi, April 14: Indian Railways has also decided not to run all passenger trains till May 3, after the Prime Minister announced to extend the lockdown period due to Corona crisis.

The Railway Board has issued an order stating that in continuation of the measures taken in view of Corona, it has been decided that like the first phase of lockdown, all trains of Indian Railways including Duronto, Shatabdi and Rajdhani , including all premium trains, Mails, Express and Superfast also Passenger trains will now be canceled till 3 pm on 3 May in the second phase of lockdown.

Suburban trains, Kolkata Metro, Konkan Railway trains will also be canceled during this period.

It is noteworthy that earlier the Indian Railways had canceled all passenger services till midnight of April 14 to prevent corona infection.

During this period, movement of goods and parcel trains will continue as before to ensure supply of all essential goods including food items in different parts of the country.

However, all railway ticket booking counters will remain closed till further orders. E-ticket will also not be booked during this time. Whereas earlier, booking of tickets was continued after 21 days of lockdown from April 15 onwards.

The entire money of the passengers’ already booked tickets will be refunded to them. Full refund of tickets booked from the ticket counter at railway stations can be availed for the next three months.

However, online cancellation facility will be available for ticket booking. As far as the canceled trains till May 3 are concerned, the refund will be automatically made online by the Railways to the customers, while those who have booked the tickets from the counters can take the refund till July 31.

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