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Indian Railways to stop 72 special trains including Shatabdi, Duronto, Janshatabdi from May 7; check full list
Some of these trains were running with extremely low occupancy
Indian Railways has decided to discontinue the operation of some trains due to poor patronisation, till further notice. Some of these trains were running with extremely low occupancy. Amid coronavirus pandemic, Indian Railways has been running several special train services for passengers since last year after it suspended all regular passenger train services.
16 special trains are being discontinued effective May 7, according to the press release issued by Eastern Railways.
Train Number 02019 Howrah-Ranchi
Train Number 02020 Ranchi-Howrah
Train Number 02339 Howrah-Dhanbad
Train Number 02340 Dhanbad Howrah
Train Number 03027 Howrah-Azimganj
Train Number 03028 Azimganj-Howrah
Train Number 03047 Howrah-Rampurhat
Train Number 03048 Rampurhat-Howrah
Train Number 03117 Kolkata-Lalgola
Train Number 03118 Lalgola-Kolkata
Train Number 03187 Sealdah Rampurhat
Train Number 03188 Rampurhat-Sealdah
Train Number 03401 BhagalpurDanapur
Train Number 03402 Danapur-Bhagalpur
Train Number 03502 Asansol-Haldia
Train Number 03501 Haldia-Asansol
In a similar manner, the South Central Railway (SCR) had also cancelled 10 trains scheduled to run between April 28 and June 1. These trains run on the routes such as Mumbai, Nagpur, Secundrabad, Hyderabad.