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Northern Rlys to cancel 28 pairs of trains from May 9 onwards

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on May 06, 2021

Cites surging Covid-19 cases and low occupancy

Northern Zone of Indian Railways has decided to cancel 28 pairs of trains citing COVID-19 cases and surge in COVID-19, according to official note.

The trains are Shatabdis, Rajdhani Expresses, Jan Shatabdis and Vande Bharat – most of which are AC trains connecting Delhi with various parts of the country.

The Railways will stop services in a staggered manner starting from May 9, May 10 to May 14 till further orders.  Also, more trains are being cancelled from other zones of Indian Railways as well due to drop in occupancy, among others. The moves comes in the backdrop of several states and cities opting for different intensities of lockdown as different strains of COVID-19 virus spread across the country.

 

OXYGEN EXPRESS

Meanwhile, Railways continue to run oxygen expresses overcoming all hurdles and finding new solutions -- it is bringing in relief by delivering Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) to various states across the country. So far, Indian Railways has delivered 2511 Metric Tonne (approx) of LMO in 161 tankers, as per an official statement.

Almost, 40 Oxygen Expresses have already completed their journey so far. It is Indian Railways endeavour to deliver as much LMO as possible in the shortest time possible to the requesting states, it added. Till date, 174 MT has offloaded in Maharashtra, 689 MT in UP, 190 MT in MP, 259 MT in Haryana, 123 MT in Telangana and 1053MT in Delhi. Presently 22 tankers are on the run with more than 400 tonnes of LMO which are expected to arrive in Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi.

 

Hospital bills clearance

In a separate move, Indian Railways Union -- National Federation of Indian Railwaymen -- has also written to the Railway Board Chairman and CEO seeking faster clearances of hospitalisation bills of railway officials who have to go to pricier private hospitals after facing difficulties in getting admitted in railway-empanelled hospitals for treatment.

Several empanelled hospitals are preferring cash payment against credit-card payment from the railway officials when they seek admission in these difficult times, pointed out Dr M Raghavaiah, General Secretary.

Northern Zone of Indian Railways has decided to cancel 28 pairs of trains citing surge in Covid-19 cases, according to official note.

The trains are Shatabdis, Rajdhani Expresses, Janshatabdis and Vande Bharat – most of which are AC trains connecting Delhi with various parts of the country.

They will stop services in a staggered manner starting from May 9, May 10 to May 14 till further orders.

Also, more trains are being cancelled from other zones of Indian Railways as well.

 

Published on May 06, 2021

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