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In two days, Railways cancels 149 trains till April 1 to prevent the spread of coronavirus

In two days, Railways cancels 149 trains till April 1 to prevent the spread of coronavirus

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 March 2020 6:28 AM GMT

New Delhi: The Indian Railways on Wednesday cancelled 64 more trains as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of coronavirus, taking the total number of trains cancelled to 149. The Northern Railways cancelled 18 trains on Wednesday, a day after it cancelled five trains on Tuesday amid the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, which has affected 151 people across the country. Northern Railway spokesperson Deepak Kumar said: “Eighteen trains have been cancelled due to low occupancy and operational reasons.” He said the decision was taken in order to regulate unnecessary crowding at stations, as a temporary measure. (IANS)

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