Indian Railways Cancels 19 Special Trains due to less passengers. Indian Railways has been hit badly by the second wave of corona virus. Due to strict guidelines and lock downs in multiple states, the passengers travelling in trains has been reduced to a very low number. Hence, the western railways has cancelled 19 special trains till further notice. The decision came due to low passenger load amidst the huge spike of COVID cases in the country.
The railways have already canceled 28 pairs (56 Trains) of long-distance special train services due to poor occupancy before.
2 trains were canceled on 9 May, 2021. From today till May 16, 17 more trains will be canceled till further notice.
According to a press release issued by Sumit Thakur- Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Rly, details of the special trains which have been canceled are as follows
|Train No||Train Name||Cancellation From – Upto|
|09013/09014||Bandra Terminus – Bhusaval Khandesh Special||09.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09415||Ahmedabad – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Special||09.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09233||Bandra Terminus – Jaipur Superfast Special||10.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09220||Ahmedabad – MGR Chennai Central Superfast Special||10.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09424||Gandhidham – Tirunelveli Festival Special||10.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09234||Jaipur – Bandra Terminus Special||11.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09055||Valsad – Jodhpur Special||11.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09332||lndore – Kochuveli Special||11.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09416||Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra – Ahmedabad Special||11.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09219||MGR Chennai Central – Ahmedabad Superfast Special||12.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|02908||Hapa – Madgaon Superfast Special||12.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09056||Jodhpur – Valsad Special||12.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09043||Bandra Terminus – Bhagat -Ki-Kothi Special||13.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09423||Tirunelveli – Gandhidham Festival Special||13.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09262||Porbandar – Kochuveli Special||13.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|02907||Madgaon – Hapa Superfast Special||14.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09044||Bhagat-Ki-Kothi Sandra Terminus Special||14.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09331||Kochuveli – lndore Special||14.05.21 Till Further Advice|
|09261||Kochuveli – Porbandar Special||15.05.21 Till Further Advice|
It may also be noted that recently the North Western Railway (NWR) has canceled 40 trains due to low passengers caused by the situation arising from COVID-19.