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The Indian Railways has suspended all passenger services till April 14 after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday evening declared a 21-day lockdown across the county.

The movement of goods trains, however, will continue to carry essential commodities across the county.

The Railways on Sunday had announced suspension of all its passenger services from March 22 midnight to March 31 midnight in the wake of novel coronavirus pandemic to break the chain of transmission of the deadly disease.

The suspensions also included all suburban train services.

Railways said that passengers could claim a full refund for all trains cancelled in this period till June 21.

It also said that people who couldn’t avail train journeys could wait it out at station waiting room with their timings being extended.

The Railways has also ordered closure of all rail museums, heritage galleries and heritage parks up to April 15 as a preventive measure to control the spread of the disease.

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