Railways Extend Passenger Train Services Suspension Decision Until April 24 – Research Snipers

Railways Extend Passenger Train Services Suspension Decision Until April 24

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Pakistan Railways has announced to extend the passenger train services suspension decision until the 24th of April.

Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, the Minister for Railways said in a statement that the passenger train services are not to be restored from the 15th of April.

He said that only the good trains would be operated until the 24th of this month.

Pakistan Railways suspended the passenger train services from the 25th of the last month in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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The virus has so far taken the lives of 93 people, while the number of known cases that have surfaced in Pakistan have exceeded past 5,000. Pakistan is under lockdown for the past few weeks.

The decision pertaining to operate the passenger trains from the first of Ramazan would be taken after doing consultations with PM Khan, as informed by the Minister for Railways.

He said that his ministry has offered to make use of the trains as quarantine centres in Taftan and Chaman, Balochistan.

The minister further added that these trains would be available for use in case of the spread of the virus anywhere across the nation.

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