New Delhi: The coronavirus pandemic is spreading with uncontrollable speed throughout the country.
Because of this, where thousands of people are being killed every day, new daily cases of coronavirus have crossed four lakhs. The effect of prevention imposed on the spread of coronavius is not visible yet. Because of this, lockdown or similar strict restrictions have been imposed in many states of the country including the national capital.
Due to the ever increasing cases of coronavirus, the number of passengers traveling in trains has also been reduced considerably.
Meanwhile, Northern Railway on Thursday canceled several Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto Express trains. The railways attributed the decision to fewer passengers and a rise in coronavirus cases.
Meanwhile, the Railways said that it has so far transported 161 tankers with 2,511 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen to various states across the country. Railways said that 40 Oxygen Express trains have completed their journey so far. He said that 22 tankers with more than 400 tonnes of LMOs are on the way to Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi.
Around 28 trains have been canceled by Northern Railway including eight Shatabdi Express, two Rajdhani Express, two Duronto Express and one Vande Bharat Express. Northern Railway has canceled these trains till further notice.
These include Shatabdi trains leaving Delhi for Kalka, Habibganj, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Duronto trains to places like Delhi to Chennai, Rajdhani Express going to Bilaspur, Jammu Tawi and Pune.
Officials said that the low number of passengers on popular trains suggests that fewer people are traveling amidst an increase in coronavirus cases.
The Central Railway has canceled 23 passenger trains. These include Nagpur-Kolhapur Special till June 29, CSMT-Kolhapur Special till July 1, CSMT-Pune Special till June 30.