With a rapid surge in COVID-19 cases during the second wave and due to poor response from travelers, railways has decided to cancel the run of six pairs of trains from Pune to Nagpur and Amravati.
These trains are:
02041 Pune-Nagpur (from April 15 to 29) and 02042 Nagpur-Pune (April 16 to 30th); 02239 Pune-Ajni (April 17 to May 1) and 02240 Ajni-Pune (April 18 to May 2); 02117 Pune-Amravati (April 21 to 28) and 02118 Amravati-Pune (April 22 to 29); 02035 Pune- Nagpur (April 16 to 29) and 02036 Nagpur-Pune (April 17 to May 1); 01137 Nagpur-Ahemdabad (April 21 to 28) and 01138 Ahemdabad-Nagpur (April 22 to 28), 0223Pune-Ajni (April 23 to 30).
A communication from Central Railway reveals that four pairs of trains on Pune-Nagpur-Pune route have been suspended for varying period till April end or first week of May.
In Maharashtra, particularly at Nagpur and Pune, the viral load of the novel coronavirus is on the higher side and hence there is a dip in the number of travelers.
Similarly, in Gujarat also, the second wave has wreaked havoc and daily positive cases are rising. Since the city has a large number of people from the Gujarati community the direct service used to receive good patronage. But COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the normal travel routine.