6th May, 2021
Passengers have started getting away from trains due to the dreaded state of corona infection and lockdown in several states including Delhi, Haryana. Most Shatabdi Express is booking about 40 percent. Many other trains going towards Maharashtra and Punjab are also in the same condition. In view of this, Northern Railway has canceled 28 trains till further orders. These include many other important trains including Vande Bharat, Shatabdi, Rajdhani, Durantas. Most trains will be parked in the yard from May 9 or 10.
For the last few days, the number of passengers in trains going in the west, south and north direction has started to decrease. Railway officials say that many people are avoiding traveling because of the Corona infection. At the same time, due to the lockdown, the passengers are having trouble in coming to the railway station from home.
Travelers must have RTPCR report to travel in many states including Maharashtra, Bengal. Due to these reasons, the number of passengers has started decreasing. In view of the shortage of passengers, the announcement of cancellation of trains has been made for the last few days.
On the other hand, Central Railway has canceled 23 passenger trains. These include Nagpur-Kolhapur special train till 29 June, CSMT-Kolhapur special train till 1 July, CSMT-Pune special by 30 June.
Canceled main trains
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Vande Bharat Express, Habibganj Shatabdi, both Shatabdi running between New Delhi to Kalka, Chandigarh Shatabdi, both Shatabdi running between New Delhi to Amritsar, Dehradun Shatabdi, Kathgodam Shatabdi, Chennai Rajdhani, Bilaspur Rajdhani, Dehradun Janshatabdi , Una Janshatabdi, Pune Duronto, Jammuutvi Duronto, Kota-Dehradun Express, Shree Shakti Express, Uttar Sampark Kranti Express, Delhi-Bikaner Express, Sainik Express, Dehradun Festival Special, Siddhibli Express, Himachal Express.