We are still going through the 2nd wave of the Coronavirus. The deadly global pandemic has changed the lives of almost every individual in some capacity or another. The raw numbers are peaking in India in the ongoing second wave but the fear and psychosis still remains intact. To ease the burden of the railway passengers in these trying times of Covid-19, Northern Railways division has decided to restore the services of Shatabdi Express along with various other trains for the benefit of the travelling public.
Railways is resuming suspended train services and increasing the frequency of several trains for the convenience of railway passengers. The trains had been cancelled by the railways due to poor occupancy rate of passengers amid an alarming rise in Covid-19 cases all over the country.
Railways has already suffered various disruptions throughout 2020 and 2021 starting with the nationwide lockdown that was imposed from March 25, 2020. However the railways resumed operations in a staggered manner with the start of Shramik Special to help stranded migrant workers to reach their home states from May 1, 2020.
Indian Railway is hoping to restore its passenger train services to almost pre Covid-19 levels, provided India gets control of the virus which is ravaging the country in a deadly second wave. These trains are also likely to be special trains only and not regular passenger services.
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