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COVID surge: Railways cancels Shatabdi, Rajdhani, Duranto among other trains from May 9; details here  

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Indian Railways has announced that it would be cancelling 16 special trains due to low occupancy from May 7. These trains mostly operate on routes in eastern Indian.

COVID surge: Railways cancels Shatabdi, Rajdhani, Duranto among other trains from May 9; details here  

Indian Railways on Thursday cancelled at least 28 trains, including Shatabdi Express, Rajdhani Express and Duranto, from Sunday (May 9) due to low occupancy amid a surge in COVID-19 cases across the country.

The reasons for low occupancy have been cited as rising COVID-19 cases and lockdowns, restrictions that have been imposed across the country.

The trains would remain discontinued from May 9 until further notice, the Railways said.

Poor patronisation of once-popular trains also indicates that a lesser number of people are travelling amidst the surge in coronavirus cases, officials said.

Coronavirus cases and deaths in India hit a record daily high with 4,12,262 new infections and 3,980 fatalities being reported, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,10,77,410 and the death toll to 2,30,168, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.
Registering a steady increase, the active cases have increased to 35,66,398 comprising 16.92 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has dropped to 81.99 percent, the data showed.
Here is the complete list of cancelled trains:
 
 
 
 

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