In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic Indian Railways have cancelled all regular time-table passenger services, including mail/express trains, passenger and suburban services till August 12. However shramik special trains, fully air-conditioned rajdhani-like 30 COVID-19 special trains that started from May 12 and other 200 special trains that started from June 01 will continue to operate. The limited special suburban services that recently started in Mumbai to ferry essential services personnel will also continue to function.
Full refund will be given to all the passengers who have booked their train tickets until August 12. Passengers having e-ticket are not required to do anything. Their tickets would be auto-cancelled and full refund would be auto-credited into their respective accounts. For all the passengers who have booked tickets through the PRS counters can claim full refund until 6 months from the date of the journey (instead of 3 days).
The railway board has cancelled all the regular time-table trains across the country since March 22 to contain the spread of coronavirus. It was only from May 12 onwards railway board started the special train services in a phased manner across the country.
The total number of coronavirus cases in India has climbed to 4,90,818 and death toll rose to 15,308. A total of 2,85,671 patients have been cured so far while there are 1,89,784 active cases in the country. The recovery rate stands at 58.20%. To know in detail about the COVID-19 virus outbreak in India check real-time COVID-19 cases.
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