All local passenger train services in Tripura will remain suspended till June 6.
The decision to suspend the local passenger train services in the Tripura was taken by the State Government, keeping in view the COVID-19 situation.
Suspension of local passenger train services in Tripura is in line with the State Government’s decision of restricting intra-State movement.
The order will come into effect from Friday in rural areas of Tripura.
However, the order of suspension of trains in Capital city Agartala and other urban areas has come into effect from Thursday.
The development was confirmed by Subhanand Chanda, Chief Public Relations Officer, North Eastern Frontier Railway.
“Corona curfew has been imposed all over Tripura to reduce the transmission of the virus. The order will be effective from Thursday in all parts of the state, even though the order has already come into force from Wednesday in Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and other urban local bodies,” Subhanand Chanda said.
However, long-distance passenger trains will continue as usual, he said.
Tripura Government has extended the ongoing Corona curfew in the State till June 5, owing to steep rise in COVID-19 positive cases.