New Delhi (New Delhi). Taking a major decision in view of the deadly Corona virus, the Ministry of Railways has announced a complete cancellation of passenger rail services across the country by 31 March. According to the railway, the operation of all long distance express and intercity trains will be closed till 12 noon on 31 March. Railway (Railway) said, 'Kolkata (Kolkata) Metro, Konkan Railway, Suburban trains are also included in the list of canceled trains.' It was decided in the Railway Board meeting that the train which was 4 hours before 22nd date The trains were started, they would complete the journey to their destination, after which they would stop their service till March 31.
The railway has said that goods trains will continue to supply the essential goods across the country. TI will. Their services will not be stopped. This decision has been taken so that the infection of Corona virus cannot spread. It is to be known that 324 people in the country have been infected with Corona virus so far, while 6 people have died. On Sunday, 22 March, one person each died in Mumbai and Mumbai due to this virus.
On the other hand, the Punjab administration for a few days due to the increasing outbreak of Corona virus infection in the state. Several districts have ordered a complete lockdown. Officials gave information about this on Sunday. Jalandhar, Patiala, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Bhatinda and Nawanshahar districts are included in this. The highest number of infection cases have been reported from here.
The complete lockdown in Patiala will continue till March 24, while in Bathinda will continue till March 27. All establishments in Nawanshahar and Hoshiarpur districts have been closed till midnight on March 25, while in Kapurthala district, it will remain in force as a precaution from Monday. The Rajasthan government has also announced a total lockdown from Sunday to March 31.
However, during this time, medical stores along with everyday essentials like vegetable and milk shops will remain open. Apart from these, no shops will be opened. Earlier some states have lockeddown in some cities but Rajasthan became the first state to implement it in the whole state.