Indian Railways has stated that all regular passenger train services will remain suspended till further notice, but 230 special trains will continue to be in service. Earlier, the national transporter had already suspended all services till August 12.
All regular passenger and suburban train services will continue to remain suspended until further notice. It may be noted that only 230 Special Trains, which are running at present, will continue to operate.
All special trains 12 pairs running on the Rajdhani routes since May 12 and 100 pairs operating since June 1 will continue. However, all other regular trains and suburban trains run before the lockdown will remain suspended.
With the suspension of passenger trains indefinitely, Indian Railways has estimated a loss of around Rs 40,000 crore in its passenger business for this fiscal. The extension of the suspension comes at a time when active COVID-19 cases in India stand at 6,39,929, while 15,83,489 people have recovered, according to the Union Health Ministry. On Tuesday, a single day spike of 53,601 COVID-19 cases pushed India’s virus caseload to 22,68,675 with the death toll climbing to 45,257.