New Delhi: In the wake of the prevailing situation resulting from the second wave of COVID-19, the Indian Railways has cancelled the services of 40 trains. Speaking to reporters, North Western Railway (NWR) region deputy general manager Lt. Shashi Kiran said the decision has been taken to cancel 40 trains due to the situation resulting from COVID-19 and low passenger load. The train services will remain suspended till further orders.Also Read - Planning Urgent Train Travel? Please Check These Covid 19 Travel Guidelines Issued by States


The South Central Railway (SCR) has also announced that it has cancelled as many as 10 trains scheduled to run between April 28 and June 1. The cancellations will affect some services to Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Maharashtra.

The SCR has also rescheduled the departure timing of Train No. 07229 from Thiruvananathapuram to Secunderabad. Instead of 7 a.m., the train will depart from Thiruvanathapuram at 9.30 a.m., from April 28 to May 12.

The cancelled services are: 

Narsapur to Nidadavolu (07241)
Nidadavolu to Narsapur (07242)
Secunderabad to Bidar (07010)
Bidar to Hyderabad (07009)
Secunderabad to Kurnool City (07027)
Kurnool City to Secunderabad (07028)
Mysore to Renigunta (01065)
Renigunta to Mysore (01066)
Secunderabad to Mumbai LTT (02235)
Mumbai LTT to Secunderabad (02236)

Meanwhile, India continues to reel under the second wave of Covid-19 with over 3 lakh cases being reported for the past few days. In the last 24 hours,  the country has recorded 323,144 coronavirus cases and 2,771 deaths, a slight dip in its number of fresh Covid infections and fatalities. The cumulative caseload stands at 17,625,735 and the death toll inched closer to the 200,000-mark.