The ministry of railways on Thursday said that it has not issued any notice regarding passenger travel after the 21-day nationwide lockdown period is scheduled to be over on April 14, 2020.
The remarks came after some news reports claimed that the Indian railways have prepared plans to resume train services after April 14.
“Ministry of Railways has not issued any protocol regarding passenger travel during post lockdown period, as has been incorrectly reported in some media reports As and when a decision is taken, all stakeholders would be intimated. Please do not be guided by any misleading report,” it tweeted.
The Ministry of Railways on Thursday further clarified that reservation for train journeys after April 14 was never stopped.
“A section of media is reporting that Railways has resumed ticket booking from April 15 which is not correct. It is to clarify that reservation for journeys after April 14 was never stopped and is not related to any new announcement,” it had stated.
Meanwhile, Indian Railways has produced 582317 reusable face masks and 41882 litres of hand sanitiser in-house in its Zonal Railways, Production Units and PSUs till April 7.
To fight against COVID-19, the Railways has taken a number of measures like equipping the existing Railway Hospitals to meet the needs for COVID-19, earmarking of hospital beds to meet the contingencies, recruitment of additional doctors & paramedics, modification of passenger coaches as isolation coaches, availability of medical equipment, in-house production of PPEs and Ventilators