Railways Likely To Resume Train Services From April 15


New Delhi: Railways is reportedly planning to resume services from April 15 after a 21-day suspension of passenger trains in wake of the coronavirus outbreak in the country.

According to a media report on Saturday, all railway safety personnel, running staff, guards, TTEs and other officials have been told to be ready to join their posts from April 15.

Trains, however, will begin operations only after a green signal from a group of ministers formed by the government on the matter, the Economic Times quoted an unnamed Railway source as saying.

Railways has also issued a “restoration plan” to all its zones with a schedule of trains to be run, their frequency and the availability of rakes.

All 17 zones have been sent a missive to be prepared to run their respective services, the source said.

Around 80 per cent trains are expected to run as per schedule from April 15, including Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains. Local trains too are likely to begin operations.

The report further said that Railways is likely to also conduct thermal screening on all passengers and follow all protocols as advised by the government.

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