Delhi G20 Summit: Train Services Disrupted, 40 Trains Cancelled, Stations Closed

Delhi G20 Summit: Train Services Disrupted, 40 Trains Cancelled, Stations Closed

Preparations for the G20 Summit, set to take place from September 8 to 10 in the capital, are underway. As foreign leaders begin to arrive in India for the event, it’s expected that train services in Delhi will be significantly affected during this period, potentially impacting around 300 trains.

The railway authorities have already canceled 40 trains, including popular ones like the Taj Express. Additionally, parcel facilities at New Delhi, Old Delhi, Anand Vihar, Sarai Rohilla, and Nizamuddin stations will not be available during this time. Travelers are advised to inquire about their train status before heading to the stations.

According to railway sources, the disruption caused by the G20 Summit has not significantly affected long-distance trains; however, it has had an impact on trains in the vicinity. Some trains have been short-terminated, while others have been canceled or rerouted.

In total, 208 passenger and 129 mail express trains are expected to be affected due to the summit. Approximately 40 trains have been canceled, and some trains will be halted before reaching their destinations, with passengers later being transferred. An additional stoppage will be provided for 78 trains during this period, allowing passengers to disembark and board at alternative stations.

The affected train services include the Taj Express, Sarbat Da Bhala Express, Bhiwani-Tilak Bridge Express, Sri Ganganagar-Tilak Bridge Express, Meerut Cantt-Sri Ganganagar Special, and Sirsa Express, among others.

Some train routes have also been altered to accommodate the summit. For example, the Mathura-Ghaziabad EMU Special will be diverted via Hazrat Nizamuddin-Sahibabad route on Saturday, while the Hazrat Nizamuddin-Ghaziabad Express Special will be diverted via Hazrat Nizamuddin-Sahibabad route on Sunday.

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