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Date: 03/24/20 14:52
India shuts down trains
Author: mundo

On March 22, India shut down trains until March 31.



Date: 03/24/20 16:16
Re: India shuts down trains
Author: 86235

As of today India is in lockdown for three weeks, so presumably no trains until at least the middle of April.



Date: 03/24/20 16:21
Re: India shuts down trains
Author: goneon66

that was a gutsy move by india in an attempt to not let covid-19 run rampant through their country...........

66



Date: 03/24/20 16:42
Re: India shuts down trains
Author: SAAP

mundo Wrote:
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> On March 22, India shut down trains until March 31.
>
Any all domestic air travel as well.If you look at flightradar24, all you see are overflights.



Date: 03/24/20 19:08
Re: India shuts down trains
Author: march_hare

I'm not a big fan of Mr Modi, but this sounds like somebody who gets it.

Imagine trying to ferret this thing out in a country like India. Go big (NOW) or go home. 



Date: 03/25/20 10:41
Re: India shuts down trains
Author: andersonb109

How can this even been enforced? Many people seem to be existing in shacks along side the tracks...living outside most of the time. Crap (literally) everywhere and all sorts of other garbage. Animals (mostly cows) wandering everywhere. 



Date: 03/25/20 14:29
Re: India shuts down trains
Author: NormSchultze

The Indian Government simply closes the airspace, similar to what President Bush did after 911.  And the govt parks the trains.  
The towers at Chicago Midway and Las Vegas are closed, and it wont be long until the US Airspaced is substantially closed, Cargo will fly, but most everything else will be parked.    Wonder when Gov Cuomo will close the bridges to spare the rest of NY from the surge in NYC.



Date: 03/28/20 14:09
Re: India shuts down trains
Author: tylset

You realize there are five Boroughs?

NormSchultze Wrote:
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> The Indian Government simply closes the airspace,
> similar to what President Bush did after 911. 
> And the govt parks the trains.  
> The towers at Chicago Midway and Las Vegas are
> closed, and it wont be long until the US Airspaced
> is substantially closed, Cargo will fly, but most
> everything else will be parked.    Wonder when
> Gov Cuomo will close the bridges to spare the rest
> of NY from the surge in NYC.

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Date: 03/28/20 14:12
Re: India shuts down trains
Author: goneon66

NormSchultze Wrote:
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> The Indian Government simply closes the airspace,
> similar to what President Bush did after 911. 
> And the govt parks the trains.  
> The towers at Chicago Midway and Las Vegas are
> closed, and it wont be long until the US Airspaced
> is substantially closed, Cargo will fly, but most
> everything else will be parked.    Wonder when
> Gov Cuomo will close the bridges to spare the rest
> of NY from the surge in NYC.

does n.y. have a stay at home order yet?

66



Date: 03/28/20 16:27
Re: India shuts down trains
Author: yooperfan

The NY Times has an article about thousands of dirt poor Indian migrant workers who were caught hundreds of miles from home when the buses and trains stopped. Under virus threat and mostly now unemployed. No way to get home but walk.  The government could at least run some conveyances to get them home. 



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