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Southern Railway says 75% trains being operated, services to be expanded in phased manner

In order to guarantee protected journey amid the pandemic state of affairs, the Southern Railway is presently operating over 75 per cent of Mail/Express trains.

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PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2021 06:18 PM IST

The Southern Railway on Friday introduced it was working over 75 per cent of its Mail/Express trains and mentioned the services will be expanded in a phased manner.

It was guaranteeing protected journey in these pandemic occasions, it mentioned.

Southern Railway General Manager John Thomas appealed to folks not to imagine in rumours doing the rounds on overcrowding of stations.

He urged the general public and rail customers to keep away from sharing outdated movies and false stories in this connection.

In order to guarantee protected journey amid the pandemic state of affairs, the Southern Railway is presently operating over 75 per cent of Mail/Express trains.

“More train services will be announced in a phased manner,” he advised a digital press convention.

On the state of affairs in the suburban railway community, he mentioned the restriction for journey throughout peak hours in town shall proceed to be in drive to keep away from crowding.

Thomas requested rail customers and normal public to observe COVID-19 acceptable habits comparable to sporting face masks at railway stations and onboard trains.

Rail passengers ought to chorus from journey in the event that they expertise any COVID-19 signs comparable to fever and cough in order that others don’t get uncovered to the virus, he added.

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