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He said the train tickets will, however, be available online and not in any ticket counter.

A record rise in the number of Covid cases and fatalities in recent days prompted the government to enforce a nationwide lockdown suspending all the public transport services, including passenger trains.

Now the nationwide lockdown, first imposed for a week until 7 July midnight, has been extended for another week until 14 July midnight as the Covid infections keep spreading across the country.

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