The COVID-19 crisis caused the Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) to reduce the frequency of the Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central Tejas Express.
The frequency of train no. 82902/ 82901 ADI – MMCT – ADI Ahmedabad-Mumbai Central Tejas Express will be reduced from 5 days a week to 3 days a week from tomorrow, January 12, 2022 to February 10, 2022, due to a sudden increase in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra and Gujarat, according to a press release.
During the specified period, the train will not run on Wednesdays and Mondays.
“However, in order to maintain continuity of services to our travellers, the train shall continue to run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during this period,” the release said.
As per the release, the operational dates during this period will be as below:
January, 2022- 14,15,16,21,22,23,28,29,30
February, 2022- 4,5,6
The train shall continue running all 5 days a week as per present schedule from February 11, 2022, the release added.
“As the situation is fluid, the developments are being closely monitored and necessary action based on the prevalent situation shall be taken in the interest of travellers following the extant Covid guidelines of both the states,” it said.
“Keeping in mind the safety of passengers first and to minimise inconvenience, the service of Ahemdabad Mumbai Ahemdabad Tejas Express shall continue on 3 days of weekends during the aforementioned period observing full health safety precautions and following set Covid protocols like periodical sanitisation of train and passenger luggage during transit, provision of masks, sanitisers, etc,” the release further said.