West Bengal: Rail services to remain closed on day of full lockdown; multiple trains cancelled
First Published 27, Aug 2020, 11:42 AM
Train services will remain closed on Thursday (August 27) due to full lockdown in West Bengal. Indian Railways had earlier decided not to run special trains this time during the weekly lockdown. Passengers have been informed about the cancellation of train services in advance.
Rail services will be closed in the state on Thursday (August 27) due to full lockdown. All special trains will be closed in the state during full lockdown. Indian Railways had earlier decided not to run special trains this time during the weekly lockdown. There are no trains at Howrah, Sealdah, Asansol, Siliguri stations on Thursday (August 27).
According to railway sources, no train will leave the state on Thursday. Besides, trains from other states will not reach here. Therefore, the Eastern, South-Eastern and North-Eastern Border Railways have announced in advance the cancellation of trains in several divisions including Howrah, Sealdah, Kharagpur, and Siliguri.
Howrah-Patna Express, Howrah-New Delhi AC Express, Sealdah-New Alipurduar special trains will be cancelled in the state on Thursday (August 27) in full lockdown.
According to South Eastern Railway sources, Sealdah-Bhubaneswar and Bhubaneswar-Sealdah Duronto Express will be cancelled on Thursday (August 27). Howrah-Bhubaneswar special train will also be cancelled. Yeshwanthpur-Howrah Duronto Express too will not operate.
No special train will leave from Howrah to Yeshwanthpur on Thursday (August 27). Besides, Shalimar-Patna Duronto Special Express has also been cancelled. In addition, several other train routes have been shortened. Among them is Secunderabad-Howrah Special. This train will reach Bhubaneswar instead of Howrah.
There are no stops in the state from Bhubaneswar to New Delhi Special and AC Express. The Howrah-Mumbai CSMT special train will be cancelled after the lockdown is lifted. Howrah-Jodhpur special train will be closed.
Passengers have also been informed about the cancellation of the train in advance. Therefore, even after this, if any passenger arrives at the station, the Indian Railways will not take any responsibility, say authorities.