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A diary of train travel during the 'Janata Curfew': More discipline, little joy and no cries of 'chai, chai'

Updated : March 25, 2020 06:26 AM IST

On March 22, between 7 am and 9 pm, India observed ‘Janata Curfew’, whose idea was mooted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to encourage the concept of social distancing and curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
From a platform ticket -- which one usually buys for Rs 10 -- costing Rs 50, to the way passengers treated each other, COVID-19 changed my train experience like never before.
While generally we Indians love to socialise on train journeys, this time, the air was clearly tense.
A diary of train travel during the 'Janata Curfew': More discipline, little joy and no cries of 'chai, chai'

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