In the wake of the upcoming G20 Summit, Indian Railways has cancelled the operation of more than 200 trains in the Northern Railway (NR) zone. The move is in line with the advisory issued for security arrangements in the national capital. The Summit will be held at ‘Bharat Mandapam’ at the ITPO Convention Centre, Pragati Maidan on September 9 and 10.
In a statement, Deepak Kumar, Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO), Northern Railway said, “It is notified for the information of the general public that keeping in view of the Ahead of the prestigious #G20Summit2023 event in Delhi and keeping in view the advisory issued for security arrangements, Railways have decided to cancel trains.”
A total of 207 trains have been cancelled later this week including Taj Express, Intercity Express, Jalandhar City-NDLS Express, Sirsa Express, Pathankot-Delhi Superfast, Kurukshetra-Delhi Express, Panipat-Ambala Express EMU trains, Ladies Special etc.
In addition, the national transporter has also changed the terminals of 15 trains such as Sampoorna Kranti Express, Malda town-NDLS Express, Swatantra Senani Express, Bihar Sampark Kranti, Gomti Express, Uttaranchal Express, Saharsa Garib Rath, Dehradun-Okha Uttaranchal Express and Agra Cantt Intercity.
The zonal railway has diverted the operation of six trains – Mathura-Ghaziabad EMU Special, Hazrat Nizamuddin-Ghaziabad Express Special, Ghaziabad-Mathura EMU Special, Mathura-Ghaziabad EMU Special, Hazrat Nizamuddin-Ghaziabad Express Special, and Ghaziabad-Mathura EMU Special via Hazrat Nizamuddin-Sahibabad route.
It also provided additional stoppage to 70 long-distance trains including Vande Bharat Express, Rajdhani Express, Shatabdi Express, Clone Special, Sampark Kranti Express etc. A total of 27 trains have been provided additional halt at Badli followed by 4 trains at Farrukhabad, seven trains at Hazrat Nizamuddin and a few others in Ghaziabad, Sahibabad, Delhi Shahdara, Okhla, Patel Nagar etc.