New Delhi: The nationwide lockdown following the outbreak of coronavirus all forced the Indian Railways to halt the train operation, which is continuing. However, considering the need, special trains are being run. But the normal operation of the trains may take time. Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said that the decision to normalise the operation of trains will be taken only after the permission of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Currently, trains are running only according to the demand, which will be continued even further. Most of the express and mail trains are included in the trains being run. The ministry says that a total of 75 per cent express and mail trains have been run, while the operation of local and suburban trains has been made 100 per cent. But the number of trains running is still much less than the total number of trains.
Preparations have been made to normalise the functioning of the trains, but for this the permission of the Ministry of Home Affairs is necessary. Considering the preparations of the Railways, it was believed that the trains would be normalised in April, but now it does not seem so. According to highly placed sources in the Railways, the operation of trains may be normal from July. But a lot of this will depend on gaining control of the corona. However, the corona vaccination campaign has gained momentum.