The order on face masks has been issued for a period of 6 months till further instructions.
Presently, the Railways is running a total of 1402 specials train services on an average per day. A total of 5381 Suburban train services and 830 Passenger train services are also operational.
Beside, the Railways stated that there are 28 special trains being operated as clones of highly patronized trains with high patronage.
Additional trains are also being run during April-May 2021 to clear rush in Central Railway with 58 trains (29 pairs) and Western Railway with 60 trains (30 pairs). These trains are for destinations having high demand like Gorakhpur, Patna, Darbhanga, Varanasi, Guwahati, Barauni, Prayagraj, Bokaro, Ranchi and Lucknow etc.
Today, India reported as many as 2,34,692 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the positive case tally of the country to 1,40,74,564, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
As many as 1,341 COVID-related deaths were also reported in the country in the past 24 hours. The total active Covid-19 caseload in the country stood at 1,45,26,609.