ECR to Revise Train Schedules of Special Trains Amidst Growing COVID19 Cases

The growth rate of COVID-19 cases has surpassed the previously predicted figures from MOHFW. Citizens seem to have lost the seriousness and this is the very reason we all are watching India taking the 3rd slot in terms of total COVID19 cases across the world. States are now imposing lockdown across the nation. RailRecipe brings to you the recent updated schedule proposed by ECR

The rising number of cases across eastern states has come to an alarming rate and with this very reason, most of the eastern states are imposing in-frequent lockdown measures. Easter Central Railway or ECR is also deciding upon lessening the frequency of the trains. In a recent move, ECR is revising the train schedules of special trains running across these states.

The Eastern Railway announced a reduction in the frequency of trains. Here’s are the details:

  • Train no 02303-Howrah Special (via Patna) from Howrah will run only on Saturday effective July 11, 2020.
  • Train no 02304-New Delhi-Howrah Special (via Patna) from New Delhi will now run only on Sundays effective from July 12, 2020.
  • Train no 02381-Howrah-New Delhi Special (via Dhanbad) from Howrah will run only on Thursdays effective July 16, 2020.
  • Train no 02382-New Delhi-Howrah Special (via Dhanbad) from New Delhi will run only on Fridays effective July 17, 2020.

The above reduction in frequency is focused to minimize the spread of infection.

The Railway ministry had said in June all regular mail, express and passenger services, as well as suburban trains, will remain cancelled till August 12 as the cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) surged in the country.

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However, all special trains—15 pairs on the Rajdhani routes since May 12 and 100 pairs operating since June 1—will continue to run. In case you are traveling this season via trains, don’t forget to follow the updated safety guidelines.

ECR to Revise Train Schedules of Special Trains Amidst Growing COVID19 Cases

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