Special Mail Express trains shall continue to run, says Ministry of Railways

Updated: 10 August, 2020 20:28 IST | Rajendra B Aklekar | Mumbai

Ministry of Railways takes to Twitter to clarify that no fresh circular on cancellation of trains till 30 September has been issued

Essential services and government employees board a train at Kandivli railway station. File pic
Essential services and government employees board a train at Kandivli railway station. File pic

A letter issued by Chief Passenger Traffic Manager, Eastern Railway, Kolkata went viral on social media claiming that local and all other trains across the country would remain shut till September 30. After the letter had gone viral, the Indian Railways issued a clarification stating that it was incorrect and that no new circular has been issued by the Ministry of Railways.

A number of social media accounts and prominent newspapers carried the update as a newsbreak and after the clarification was issued, the same newspapers called it fake and published the clarification. "There is no new notification issued by the Ministry of Railways," Central Railway's chief public relations officer clarified.

An official social media clarification issued by the Ministry of Railways stated, "Some section of media is reporting that Railways has cancelled all regular trains till 30th September. This is not correct. No new circular has been issued by Ministry of Railways. Special Mail Express trains shall continue to run."

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First Published: 10 August, 2020 19:32 IST

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