Trains Disinfected as New Delhi Railway Service Resumes

The New Delhi-Bilaspur Rajdhani Superfast train departed from the New Delhi railway station on May 12, the first of 30 special trains transporting passengers after weeks of coronavirus lockdown.

According to reports, the train carried 1,072 passengers. A total of 15 pairs of trains would connect from New Delhi to Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad, and Jammu Tawi.

The Shramik special train from Chandigarh to Bhagalpur also departed on Tuesday, with a total 1,296 passengers, according to reports. Food and water bottles were provided to each passenger.

This video, posted by the Western Railway, shows disinfection underway inside a train car.

As of May 12, India had reported 73,981 cases of COVID-19 and 2,408 deaths. Credit: Western Railway via Storyful