Railways Minister Piyush Goel announced the decision today to contain the COVID – 19 outbreak.
A bare minimum level of suburban trains and Kolkata Metro rail services will continue till midnight.
Trains which began their journey prior to 4 AM this morning will be allowed to continue their journey. Goods train will continue to operate in order to ensure essential supplies across the country.
The Railways Ministry has also offered full refunds to all passengers affected by train cancellations up to 21st March.