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COVID: Railways suspends concessional tickets, 30 outstation trains cancelled

Special trains launched by Northern Railway this festival seasonThe Central Railway has cancelled 30 more outstation trains till April 1, citing low occupancy due to the coronavirus outbreak, an official said on Thursday.

These trains are cancelled mainly due to low occupancy, as people have been advised to avoid non-essential travel during the pandemic, a Central Railway spokesperson said.

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The decision was taken based on the Railway Board”s directive, he added.

Several trains starting from Mumbai and other cities in the state have been cancelled, but none of them are popular and were operated only twice or thrice a week, he said.

Rlys suspends concessional tickets

The Indian Railways decided on Thursday to suspend all concessional tickets except for patients, students and those in the Divyangjan category from the midnight of March 20 till further notice to discourage unnecessary travel in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

The national transporter said the move was to prevent the vulnerable category of senior citizens from undertaking unnecessary travels.

“Concessional booking of all tickets except for patients, students and the Divyangjan category for the unreserved and reserved segments is being suspended form 00:00 hrs of 20th March till further advisory,” an order from the railways said.

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