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Indian Railways suspends services till May 3 after PM’s announcement

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The Indian Railways has extended the suspension of its passenger services till May 3, senior officials said Tuesday. The decision was taken after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the lockdown imposed nationwide to fight the coronavirus would be extended till May 3, they said.

All passenger services had been cancelled till midnight on April 14.

Goods and parcel trains will remain in operation to ensure the availability of essential supplies, a Railways ministry official said. Train ticket booking counters for reserved or unreserved travel—at railway stations and outside railway station premises—will remain closed till midnight on May 3, he said.

The Ministry of Railways on Tuesday tweeted: “All passenger train services on Indian Railways including Premium trains, Mail/Express trains, Passenger trains, Suburban Trains, Kolkata Metro Rail, Konkan Railway, etc, shall continue to remain cancel till the 2400hrs of 3rd May 2020. #IndiaFightsCorona”.

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