Right now, about 400 freight trains are operational and they could be stopped after they reach their destinations; final decision will be taken during a Railways board meeting today
All railway operations may be suspended till March 31 in wake of the coronavirus outbreak in India. If that happens, no passenger or freight train will be allowed to operate till March 25, and trains finishing their journeys will be terminated at the point.
Right now, about 400 freight trains are operational and they could be stopped after they reach their destinations, suggest reports. The final decision on this will be taken during a Railways board meeting today.
The Railways had earlier decided to cancel all passenger trains on today to support the Janta Curfew call given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The decision was taken in view of the fact that the demand for rail travel would be vastly reduced during the Janta Curfew, said Ministry of Railways had said.
In his address to the nation on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to observe “Janata Curfew” on March 22 from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm. Under Janta Curfew, the PM appealed people to stay away from public places and self-isolate themselves in their homes.