Medics take samples from pregnant women for Covid-19 swab tests, during the ongoing nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Patiala. Photo: PTI
Indian Railways on Thursday cancelled tickets of all passengers of special trains whose originating and terminating stations fell within Maharashtra after the state government prohibited inter-district travel. In an order issued on Thursday, the railways said all the tickets of the special trains scheduled to run from June 1 in Maharashtra will be automatically cancelled and full refund will be provided to passengers.
This means that people cannot board or deboard a train within the state. Maharashtra is the worst-hit state in India, with over 40,000 coronavirus positive cases.
Coronavirus world update: Globally, 5,189,488 people have been infected by coronavirus so far, and the total number of deaths from the disease now stands at 334,092, according to Worldometer.