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Coronavirus: Rajdhani Express, Duronto Express Among 23 Trains Cancelled By Railways

The Cancelled Trains Include Mumbai-Pune Deccan Express From March 19 To March 31; The Howrah-Mumbai Duranto Express On March 22 And March 31 And The Rajdhani Express From Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus To New Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Station On March 20, 23, 27 And 30.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 17 Mar 2020, 06:41:47 PM
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Coronavirus: Rajdhani Express, Duronto Express among 23 trains cancelled by railways (Photo Credit: Representative image)

New Delhi:

The Central Railways on Tuesday decided to cancel 23 trains, including Rajdhani Express and Duronto Express, connecting Mumbai and Pune in view of novel coronavirus which has claimed three lives in India. The cancelled trains include Mumbai-Pune Deccan Express from March 19 to March 31; the Howrah-Mumbai Duranto Express on March 22 and March 31 and the Rajdhani Express from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to New Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin station on March 20, 23, 27 and 30.

Here's the full list of cancelled trains released by the Central Railway:

1) 11007 Mumbai-Pune Deccan Express from 19.3.2020 to 31.3.2020

2) 11008 Pune-Mumbai Deccan Express from 18.3.2020 to 30.3.2020

3) 11201 LTT-Ajni Express on 23.3.2020 and 30.3.2020

4) 11202 Ajni-LTT Express on 20.3.2020 and 27.3.2020

5) 11205 LTT-Nizamabad Express on 21.3.2020 and 28.3.2020

6) 11206 Nizamabad-LTT Express on 22.3.2020 and 29.3.2020

7) 22135/22136 Nagpur-Rewa Express on 25.3.2020

8) 11401 Mumbai-Nagpur Nandigram Express from 23.3.2020 to 1.4.2020

9) 11402 Nagpur-Mumbai Nandigram Express from 22.3.2020 to 31.3.2020

10) 11417 Pune-Nagpur Express on 26.3.2020 and 2.4.2020

11) 11418 Nagpur-Pune Express on 20.3.2020 and 27.3.2020

12) 22139 Pune-Ajni Express on 21.3.2020 and 28.3.2020

13) 22140 Ajni-Pune Express on 22.3.2020 and 29.3.2020

14) 12117/12118 LTT-Manmad Express from 18.3.2020 to 31.3.2020

15) 12125 Mumbai-Pune Pragati Express from 18.3.2020 to 31.3.2020

16) 12126 Pune-Mumbai Pragati Express from 19.3.2020 to 1.4.2020

17) 22111 Bhusaval-Nagpur Express from 18.3.2020 to 29.3.2020

18) 22112 Nagpur-Bhusaval Express from 19.3.2020 to 30.3.2020

19) 11307/11308 Kalaburagi-Secunderabad Express from 18.3.2020 to 31.3.2020

20) 12262 Howrah-Mumbai Duranto Express on 24.3.2020 and 31.3.2020

21) 12261 Mumbai-Howrah Duranto Express on 25.3.2020 and 1.4.2020
22) 22221 CSMT-Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express on 20, 23, 27 and 30.3.2020
23) 22222 Nizamuddin-CSMT Rajdhani Express on 21, 24, 26 and 31.3.2020

In the backdrop of the coronavirus spread, authorities have commenced thermal screening of passengers in trains passing through the state and at major railway stations, including this capital city and Ernakulam.

Officials of the Railways and state health department, including doctors, were part of the team engaged in the thermal screening, they said. The Southern Railway also launched a massive awareness campaign to fight further spread of coronavirus, which has infected 24 people in the state.

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A host of preventive measures had also been put in place by the railways. Among other measures, disinfectants are being sprayed on the exterior and interiors of all the coaches/EMUs/MEMUs of the primary maintenance trains of the Southern Railway.

Audio announcement and videos are played on regular basis to create awareness about precautionary measures against COVID-19.

As part of these initiatives and in view of the advisory from Railway Board, Southern Railways has withdrawn the supply of woolen blankets to AC coach passengers.

Pillows, Pillow covers and  bed sheets will continue to be supplied, a railway press release said. 

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 17 Mar 2020, 05:44:14 PM