New Delhi: The Indian Railways on Thursday cancelled 28 pairs of long-distance special trains until further orders. This notice came amid rising Coronavirus cases. According to Railway Ministry officials, the railways have decided to cancel the Shatabdi, Rajdhani, Duranto, Vande Bharat, Jan Shatabdi Express trains from May 9 until further orders. Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: Railways Cancels 16 Special Train Services From May 7 | Check Full List Here

The decision has been taken in view of the surge in the Covid cases and poor occupancy in the trains. On Thursday, India recorded over 4.12 lakh cases of Covid and almost 4,000 deaths in last 24 hours.

CHECK COMPLETE LIST of 28 CANCELLED TRAINS:

  1. SHATABDI SPL running between New Delhi and Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
  2. SHATABDI SPL running New Delhi and Kalka, Haryana (Train No: 02005)
  3. SHATABDI SPL running between New Delhi and Kalka, Haryana (Train No: 02011)
  4. SHATABDI SPL running between New Delhi and Amritsar, Punjab (Train No: 02013)
  5. SHATABDI SPL running between New Delhi and Dehradun, Uttarakhand
  6. SHATABDI SPL running between New Delhi and Amritsar (Train No: 02029)
  7. SHATABDI SPL running between New Delhi and Kathgodam, Uttarakhand
  8. SHATABDI SPL running between New Delhi and Chandigarh
  9. JAN SHATABDI SPL running between New Delhi and Dehradun, Uttarakhand
  10. JAN SHATABDI SPL running between New Delhi and Una, Himachal Pradesh
  11. DURONTO SPL running between New Delhi and Pune, Maharashtra
  12. DURONTO SPL running between New Delhi and Jammu Tawi, J&K
  13. KOTA-DDN SPL running between New Delhi and Kota, Rajasthan
  14. RAJDHANI SPL running between New Delhi and Chennai, Tamil Nadu has been cancelled from May 12 onwards
  15. RAJDHANI SPL running between New Delhi and Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh
  16. NDLS-SVDK EXP SPL running between New Delhi and Katra, J&K
  17. DEE-BKN SPL running between New Delhi and Bikaner, Rajasthan
  18. SHRI SHAKTI SPL running between New Delhi and Katra, J&K
  19. SAINIK SPL EXP running between New Delhi and Jaipur, Rajasthan
  20. DDN FESTIVAL SPL running between New Delhi and Dehradun, Uttarakhand
  21. SIDDHABALI SPL running between New Delhi and Kotdwar, Uttarakhand
  22. RAIL MOTOR SPL running between Kalka, Haryana and Shimla, Uttarakhand
  23. FESTIVAL SPL running between Kalka, Haryana and Shimla, Uttarakhand
  24. HIMACHAL EXP SPL running between New Delhi and Daulatpur Chowk, Himachal Pradesh
  25. YNRK-JAT EXP SPL running between Yog N Rishikesh and Jammu Tawi, J&K
  26. HEMKUNT SPL running between Rishikesh, Uttarakhand and Katra, J&K
  27. SASN-FZR EXP SPL running between Mohali, Punjab and Firozpur, Punjab
  28. VANDE BHARAT running between New Delhi and Katra, J&K

Earlier in the day, the Indian Railways cancelled 16 special train services operating on the routes between Howrah, Ranchi, Dhanbad, Kolkata, and few others. These special train services are being run by the IRCTC and come under the administration of the Eastern Railways zone – headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal. Check full list of cancelled trains here