Services of all passenger trains and flights will remain suspended till May 3, officials said on Tuesday soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the nationwide lockdown to combat coronavirus will be extended for another 19 days.
Following the prime minister’s announcement, the Indian Railways extended the suspension of all its passenger services till the end of the lockdown.
The Civil Aviation Ministry too said services of all international and domestic commercial passenger flights will remain suspended till midnight of May 3.
“In continuation of the measures taken in the wake of COVID-19 lockdown, it has been decided that all passenger train services on Indian Railways, including premium trains, mail/express trains, passenger trains, suburban trains, Kolkata Metro Rail, Konkan Railway shall continue to remain cancelled till 2400 hours of May 3,” a statement from the railways said.
In a tweet, the civil aviation ministry said: “All domestic and international scheduled airlines operations shall remain suspended till 11.59 pm of 3rd May 2020.”