Below is the list of some of the cancelled trains, according to a railway statement.
Similarly, as per the directives of Railway Board and Tamil Nadu State government, nine pairs of unreserved special trains are also temporarily cancelled for varying periods from May 8 to June 1.
The travel restrictions will commence at 4 am on May 6 and will be in force till 4 am on May 20th, said the railways in a statement
Hence, the Railways decided to cancel the weekend services, he added.
The travel time between Chennai and Mangaluru has come down by 35 minutes, made possible by the Railways increasing the track sectional speed to 110 kmph.
The workmen specials were being operated for ferrying employees engaged in essential services. The general public was also allowed to travel except during peak hours.
Accordingly, the Southern Railway is also taking action with immediate effect, the official added.
Ravi Valluri, an officer of the 1987 batch of the Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS), took over as the new Principal Chief Commercial Manager (PCCM) of Southern Railway recently.
The Southern Railway said it has been taking various measures to contain the spread of Covid-19
The new rule of the railway comes into immediate effect and extend for six months until further notice, a press release said here.
To facilitate engineering maintenance, Southern Railway has cancelled suburban services partially in Chennai - Gummidipundi - Sullurupeta section between March 25 and 31.
The Southern Railway officials on Friday objected to the government proceeding with the works on laying a link road connecting Karur railway station with National Highway-44.
Southern Railway announced booking of unreserved tickets through Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) mobile application has ben extended till last stations in Chennai suburban routes.
A thorough attention was given to electrical equipment, mechanical rolling components and air conditioning systems.
Southern Railway GM said the demand for general (unreserved) compartments in all the running trains was under consideration and that there would be an announcement in this regard soon.