Train services to remain suspended till April 24: Sheikh Rashid

Train services to remain suspended till April 24: Sheikh Rashid

Islamabad (Web Desk): Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmad on Monday said the government had decided to extend the suspension of train services across the country till April 25.


"Train services across the country will remain suspended until the night of April 24, however, cargo trains will continue to remain functional," he said.

He said the decision whether train services will be restored across the country on the night of April 24 or not will be made after consulting Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The minister said that he had recommended using trains as quarantine hospitals in Taftan and Chaman. He said that if the coronavirus continues to spread in villages or cities then the government was ready to make use of trains as quarantine centres.

On March 30, train services were suspended as the number of coronavirus cases continued to surge across the country.