Agartala: In view of the surge in novel coronavirus cases in the state, the Tripura government has decided to suspend local train services from Thursday (May 27) till June 6. However, long-distance trains will continue as usual, a Railway official said.

Northeast Frontier (NF) Railway chief public relations officer (CPRO) Subhanan Chanda said that DEMU and local passenger train services have been suspended for the time being due to the Tripura government’s ban on inter-district travel.

“Corona curfew has been imposed all over Tripura to reduce the transmission of the virus. The order will be effective from Thursday in all parts of the state, even though the order has already come into force from Wednesday in Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and other urban local bodies,” Chanda said.

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The state has seen a sharp hike in the number of coronavirus cases. As a result, the Tripura government imposed a corona curfew in all districts. The curfew will remain in force in the state till June 5.

The NF Railway announced the decision to suspend all passenger and DEMU trains in Tripura following the extension of the ban on inter-district travel till June 5.

At present, three pairs of DEMU and two pairs of passenger trains are serving passengers in Tripura. Besides, Agartala-Sealdah, Agartala-Deoghar, Agartala-Habibganj and Agartala-Anand Vihar trains are running in both directions.

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