Train No. 08528 Visakhapatnam-Raipur-Spezial, which is scheduled to leave Visakhapatnam on April 18, and 08527 Raipur-Visakhapatnam-Spezial, which is leaving Raipur on April 18, are canceled to allow safety-related modernization work and bridge reconstruction work on the sections of Lakhna-Harishankar Road and Turekala-Babaganj to facilitate East Coast Railway (E Co R).
Commuters are asked to bear the inconvenience as these modernization works are essential to improve the safety and comfort of passengers.
Indian Railways is taking various measures to contain the recurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic, as per guidelines from the Department of Health and Family Welfare and the Department of the Interior.
AK Tripathi, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager, said awareness campaigns are being carried out through the display of posters and banners and frequent announcements made through the public address systems asking the public to wear masks.
Those entering railroad areas such as stations, platforms, and trains without a mask will be fined up to £ 500 under the 2012 Indian Railways Rules (Penalties for Activities That Impair the Cleanliness of Railway Buildings) for other acts given the Pandemic situation can lead to an unclean / unsanitary environment and thereby endanger the lives of others.
The public has been asked to act responsibly and stop spitting in public places and help control the spread of the virus.