With PM Narendra Modi announcing the extension of the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown till May 3, Indian Railways will not resume passenger train services.
In an official notification, Indian Railways stated that all passenger train services including Mail/Express trains, premium trains, Kolkata Metro, suburban trains and Konkan Railway shall continue to remain cancelled till 2400 hours on May 3.
Additionally, all the counters for booking of train tickets, whether reserved or unreserved, will remain closed both on railway stations and outside the station premises.
Earlier, the national transporter had cancelled all passenger train services till April 14 but continued to take bookings for trains scheduled from April 15.
With the lockdown being extending till May 3, no passenger train services will operate till that date and passengers will be given a full refund for their train tickets.
Indian Railways continues to run its freight trains to ensure the supply of essential goods across the country. The national transporter has introduced 109 parcel train services over 58 routes.
No flights till May 3!
All the scheduled domestic and international flights have been cancelled till May 3, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of the nationwide lockdown till 3rd of May.
The announcement about the suspension of the flights was made by the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
With all domestic and international flights suspended, the wait for people who are stranded in different parts of the country and the world will get longer.
Apart from people stranded in different parts of the country, a huge number of Indian students and working professionals are struck in different parts of the world.
With Coronavirus cases rising rapidly in the country, it is anybody’s guess as to when the government will resume international flight operations to and from the country.