New Delhi : Indian Railways has, reportedly, suspended services of all passenger trains across the country till March 31, 2020, due to the unprecedented situation created by the novel coronavirus. On Sunday, the Railways authority issued a notification stating that it has taken the decision in view of the spread of the coronavirus positive case in the country. As per the latest report, so far around 324 people in the country have been tested coronavirus positive. Hence, the Ministry of Railways decided to suspend movement of all passenger plying trains in the country. However, the services of all goods trains will remain in place as earlier, the Ministry stated. Mentionable is that several scientific research has suggested that the COVID-19 is a highly infectious virus and hence, the governments almost across the globe have put restrictions on mass or social gathering. In line with this Government of India and the governments of different states have given utmost importance upon reducing public gatherings. Already, state governments have issued notifications banning public crowd to thwart the virus infection.
COVID-19 prevention: Indian Railways cancelled all passenger trains till March 31