Coronavirus: These 23 Trains Cancelled By Indian Railways; Platform Ticket Price Hiked To Rs 50

Coronavirus: These 23 Trains Cancelled By Indian Railways; Platform Ticket Price Hiked To Rs 50
Coronavirus: These 23 Trains Cancelled By Indian Railways; Platform Ticket Price Hiked To Rs 50

Indian Railways has now stepped up their game, and taking some crucial decisions whch will help to stop the spread of coronavirus in India.

In an important move, around 23 trains have been cancelled, and platform ticket price increased from Rs 10 to Rs 50, in order to stop people from visiting railway stations.

Central Railways Cancel 23 Trains

Central Railways has announced that 23 trains have been cancelled due to coronavirus impact. Although some of these trains have always been low-occupancy, but still, this is an important, and critical move.

The cancellation of the trains have been based on specific dates. 

The trains which have been cancelled are (along with the dates on which they are canceled)

1) 11007 Mumbai-Pune Deccan Express from 19.3.2020 to 31.3.2020

2) 11008 Pune-Mumbai Deccan Express from 18.3.2020 to 30.3.2020

3) 11201 LTT-Ajni Express on 23.3.2020 and 30.3.2020

4) 11202 Ajni-LTT Express on 20.3.2020 and 27.3.2020

5) 11205 LTT-Nizamabad Express on 21.3.2020 and 28.3.2020

6) 11206 Nizamabad-LTT Express on 22.3.2020 and 29.3.2020

7) 22135/22136 Nagpur-Rewa Express on 25.3.2020

8) 11401 Mumbai-Nagpur Nandigram Express from 23.3.2020 to 1.4.2020

9) 11402 Nagpur-Mumbai Nandigram Express from 22.3.2020 to 31.3.2020

10) 11417 Pune-Nagpur Express on 26.3.2020 and 2.4.2020

11) 11418 Nagpur-Pune Express on 20.3.2020 and 27.3.2020

12) 22139 Pune-Ajni Express on 21.3.2020 and 28.3.2020

13) 22140 Ajni-Pune Express on 22.3.2020 and 29.3.2020

14) 12117/12118 LTT-Manmad Express from 18.3.2020 to 31.3.2020

15) 12125 Mumbai-Pune Pragati Express from 18.3.2020 to 31.3.2020

16) 12126 Pune-Mumbai Pragati Express from 19.3.2020 to 1.4.2020

17) 22111 Bhusaval-Nagpur Express from 18.3.2020 to 29.3.2020

18) 22112 Nagpur-Bhusaval Express from 19.3.2020 to 30.3.2020

19) 11307/11308 Kalaburagi-Secunderabad Express from 18.3.2020 to 31.3.2020

20) 12262 Howrah-Mumbai Duranto Express on 24.3.2020 and 31.3.2020

21) 12261 Mumbai-Howrah Duranto Express on 25.3.2020 and 1.4.2020

22) 22221 CSMT-Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express on 20, 23, 27 and 30.3.2020

23) 22222 Nizamuddin-CSMT Rajdhani Express on 21, 24, 26 and 31.3.202

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We hope that these cancellations deter people from travelling in trains, and help us all to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Platform Ticket Price Hiked To Rs 50

In a related move, Western Railways has increased the price of platform tickets to Rs 50, from Rs 10.

This is for the first time that Railways has decided to increase the price of platform ticket other than religous reason.

Chief Public Relations officer of the Western Railway, Ravinder Bhaker said, “Generally, we hike platform tickets during festivities. But it is for the first time that it has been done during an epidemic. This is done to deter people from crowding on platforms,” 

As per some rumors, Mumbai can cancel all local trains for some days, in order to stop coronavirus spread. No confirmation has been received on this.

We will keep you updated, as more details come in. 

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