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Delhi to Lucknow Tejas Express halted till April 30 as COVID-19 cases surge

IRCTC halted the operations of Lucknow- New Delhi Tejas Express after a recent rise in the COVID-19 cases in the country

April 08, 2021 / 09:53 AM IST
File image of a Tejas Express train (Image: PTI)

File image of a Tejas Express train (Image: PTI)


The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has suspended the operation of Lucknow-New Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express from April 9 to April 30 due to COVID-19 cases surge in the country.

"It is to be informed that due to recent increase in corona cases, IRCTC Lucknow- New Delhi Tejas Express (Train No. 82501-O2) is being temporarily suspended from 9th April to 30th April' 2021. The situation is being monitored continuously and action to re-operate the train will be taken accordingly" IRCTC said in a regulatory filing.

Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express services have already been stopped from April 2 by the IRCTC.

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), an undertaking of Indian Railways in an official announcement said "Night curfews have also been implemented in both the connecting states, which may cause inconvenience to passengers in general".

The IRCTC had cancelled all the trips of this train from November 24 last year due to poor occupancy levels owing to COVID-19 pandemic, after resuming its services in October.

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Corporate entity IRCTC, a subsidiary of the Indian Railways operates the two Tejas Express services.

After the cases of COVID-19 were coming down in the country, IRCTC started the services of both the Tejas Express trains on February 14.
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