Will Delhi-Mumbai flights and trains be suspended amid coronavirus cases surge?

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Mumbai : There are media reports which claim that the government is mulling over an idea of suspending flights and train services between Delhi and Mumbai due to surge in a number of coronavirus cases. The Ministry of Civil Aviation clarified that they have not received any official notification in this regards so far.

Speaking to ET Now, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Civil Aviation said that they “haven’t received any such info on suspending flights between Mumbai- Delhi.”

The Ministry of Railway has also issued a similar notification, quashing such reports and claimed that there are no such plans.

“There have been reports in a section of media today about the cancellation of certain trains on Delhi Mumbai sector. It may be clarified that Railways has NOT taken any decision regarding cancellation of trains on Mumbai Delhi sector”, tweeted the Indian Railways.

Earlier, there were reports which said that Uddhav Thackeray government is planning to suspend flights coming from the national capital as Delhi reported surge in the number of coronavirus cases since last week of October 2020.

The national capital’s COVID-19 tally soared to 5,17,238 after 6,608 new COVID-19 cases were detected yesterday. While total recoveries has reached 4,68,143, the death toll has climbed to 8,159. The highest single-day spike till date — 8593 cases — was recorded on November 11 when 85 fatalities were recorded.