Press Release : Cancellation of all Train Services by Indian Railways & Metro Operators in the wake of COVID-19

Press Release

Railway Update :  In continuation of the measures taken in the wake of COVID-19, it has been decided that all passenger train services on Indian Railways including Premium trains, Mail/Express trains, Passenger trains, Suburban Trains, Kolkata Metro Rail, Konkan Railway etc shall be cancelled till the 2400hrs of 31.03.2020. However, bare minimum level of services of suburban trains and Kolkata Metro Rail shall continue upto 2400hrs of 22.03.2020.

Further , Trains which had already commenced their journey, prior to 0400 hrs of 22.03.2020, will run up to their destinations. Adequate arrangements shall be made for the passengers, who have commenced their journey during the travel and at their destinations.

To ensure the essential supplies in various parts of the country, movement of goods trains will continue.


Metro Update : In view of current global pandemic of the Corona Virus, for containing its further spread through inter-personal proximity, it has been decided to close down metro rail services on all operational networks across the country till 31st March, 2020. 

Sh D S Mishra, Secretary – Housing in a message to all MD’s , has said, that this is being done in continuation of the closing down of metro services yesterday ie 22nd March, 2020 on the day of Janta Curfew. This will help in breaking the chain of further infection of COVID-19, he added. 

Source : PIB