At a time when the entire world is reeling under the clutches of COVID-19 pandemic, and offices in full swing, the suburban trains are scheduled to hit the tracks to reduce burden on the on-road vehicles. In this strain, the Suburban train services is scheduled to resume in Bengal from Wednesday, after a long suspension of November 11. But, the number of running trains shall be 50 percent with curtailed services.
This decision was arrived at after a scheduled meeting between the railway officials and the state government in Kolkata last Thursday. Here, the decision was reached upon that Eastern Railway (ER) and South Eastern Railway (SER) will start operating around 25 percent of the running numbers in the pre-COVID period.
The railway officials further remarked that the services would be increased to 50 percent eventually, with ensurance of less crowding in trains. Furthermore, the officials are instructed that the trains should not stop at all stations to reduce crowding amid the scenario of Covid-19 virus.