New Delhi: The Ministry of Railways on Saturday advised travelers to keep away from unnecessary travel after two travelers, set apart with compulsory home isolate seal, were seen as going on the Rajdhani Express among Bengaluru and New Delhi. They were quickly deboarded and the whole mentor was sterilized and air conditioning was also switched off.
Keeping in mind the safety of the citizens amid the coronavirus outbreak, the ministry requested all passengers to postpone their journeys and scheduled it for the future.
On Friday, eight passengers who had travelled on Andhra Pradesh Sampark Kranti Express from New Delhi to Ramagundam on March 13 also tested positive for COVID-19. News18 Reported.
In another such incident on the same day, four passengers travelling on Godan Express from Mumbai to Jabalpur on March 16 have also been tested positive for COVID-19. The passengers had come to India from Dubai last week.
Citing such instances, the ministry, in its official tweet, urged the public not to travel on both passenger and long distance trains unless absolutely necessary.
Public is requested not to travel on passenger and long distance trains unless absolutely necessary. Be safe and keep others safe, the tweet said.
Alongside, the Railways has also relaxed the refund rules for PRS counter generated tickets booked between March 21 and April 15. Passengers have been advised to avail the facility in order to avoid going to the railway station to prevent the coronavirus spread.