Eastern Central Railway to suspend 23 passenger trains in Bihar from April 29
Move comes amid surge in COVID-19 circumstances.
In view of a surge in COVID-19 circumstances, the Eastern Central Railway (ECR) has introduced it should suspend 23 pairs of trains from April 29.
“Movement of 23 pairs of passenger trains for short distances would be suspended in the state from April 29 till further notice in view of surging COVID-19 positive cases and poor occupancy of passengers as well”, Rajesh Kumar, Chief Public Relations Officer, ECR, stated.
However, no determination has been taken but on motion of long-distance categorical trains, added Mr. Kumar.
The trains that might be suspended from Thursday embrace Patna-Gaya, Patna-Deen Dayal Upadhayay, Muzaffarpur-Patliputra, Muzaffarpur-Narkatiganj, Muzaffarpur-Raxaul, Samastipur-Muzaffarpur, Patna-(*23*), Patna-Danapur-Rajgir and Patna-Bhabhua inter-city trains.
As many as 3,884 workers and officers of ECR have been contaminated with COVID-19. Of them, 1,891 are nonetheless below remedy, whereas 50 have died during the last 12 months.
“The ECR has set up a COVID-19 fund to help its staff battling with the pandemic disease. Efforts are on to set up helpline centres at all divisions of the ECR”, stated Mr. Kumar.
Bihar has been reeling below the COVID-19 surge, with over 10,000 folks getting contaminated each day, whereas recording tolls of 70-90. On Tuesday, it recorded 85 deaths and 12,604 new constructive circumstances in a day.
There has been an enormous shortage of oxygen, beds in hospitals and anti-viral medication at pharmacists in the State, although the federal government has stated it’s making all obligatory efforts to enhance the scenario.
Space crunch at crematorium grounds too has worsened the scenario for kin of victims.