New Delhi : To contain COVID-19 pandemic, Indian Railways have discontinued all passenger carrying trains w.e.f 23rd March, 2020. In view of the prevailing situation, only special trains, with limited stoppages, keeping in view the suggestions and concerns of State Governments and health advisories are being operated.
As on 01.08.2021, Indian Railways, on a daily average basis, operated 6166 special train services which included 1517 Mail/Express trains and 846 Passenger trains.
Indian Railways is keeping a close watch on the prevailing situation and regulating operation of train services accordingly.
This information was given by the Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronic & Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnaw in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.