Photo diary: India's colossal passenger railway system grinds to a halt to contain coronavirus pandemic

Photo diary: India's colossal passenger railway system grinds to a halt to contain coronavirus pandemic.

author_img Published :  25th March 2020 03:36 PM   |   Published :   |  25th March 2020 03:36 PM
Passengers wearing masks look out from a train in Jammu. India's colossal railway system has come to a halt as officials take measures to keep the coronavirus from spreading. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Passengers wearing masks look out from a train in Jammu. India's colossal railway system has come to a halt as officials take measures to keep the coronavirus from spreading. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
A homeless woman sleeps on a deserted platform of Lokmanya Tilak train terminus in Mumbai, as India's colossal railway system has come to a halt. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
A homeless woman sleeps on a deserted platform of Lokmanya Tilak train terminus in Mumbai, as India's colossal railway system has come to a halt. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
A passenger walks past railway tracks at the deserted New Delhi Railway station during the lockdown in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
A passenger walks past railway tracks at the deserted New Delhi Railway station during the lockdown in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Trains stand parked at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus after India's colossal passenger railway system has come to a halt. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Trains stand parked at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus after India's colossal passenger railway system has come to a halt. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
Railway workers wearing masks push a handcart at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai, as India's colossal passenger railway system has come to a halt. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Railway workers wearing masks push a handcart at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai, as India's colossal passenger railway system has come to a halt. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
An Indian railways employee sits at a coronavirus help desk at the deserted New Delhi Railway station during the lockdown in the capital. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
An Indian railways employee sits at a coronavirus help desk at the deserted New Delhi Railway station during the lockdown in the capital. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Officials walk through a deserted station in Prayagraj, as India's railway system has come to a halt with officials take measures to keep the coronavirus from spreading. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Officials walk through a deserted station in Prayagraj, as India's railway system has come to a halt with officials take measures to keep the coronavirus from spreading. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
This combination photo of two images shows a normal day at Church Gate railway station in Mumbai, and the same station seen deserted following the nationwide lockdown. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
This combination photo of two images shows a normal day at Church Gate railway station in Mumbai, and the same station seen deserted following the nationwide lockdown. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
File photo: Commuters get off trains at the Church Gate railway station in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)
File photo: Commuters get off trains at the Church Gate railway station in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool, File)
File photo: Commuters wait for trains at the Churchgate railway station in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)
File photo: Commuters wait for trains at the Churchgate railway station in Mumbai. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)
File photo: Indians look out from an overcrowded train to travel home for the Chhath Puja festival dedicated to the Sun God, at a railway station in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
File photo: Indians look out from an overcrowded train to travel home for the Chhath Puja festival dedicated to the Sun God, at a railway station in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
File photo: Passengers hang out from an overcrowded train to travel home for the Chhath Puja festival dedicated to the Sun God, at a railway station in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer, File)
File photo: Passengers hang out from an overcrowded train to travel home for the Chhath Puja festival dedicated to the Sun God, at a railway station in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer, File)
File photo: Passengers travel in an overcrowded train at the New Delhi railway station. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
File photo: Passengers travel in an overcrowded train at the New Delhi railway station. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
File photo: Hindu devotees sit on the roof of a train as they leave after attending Shivratri festival at Bhavnath temple in Junagadh from Ahmedabad. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)
File photo: Hindu devotees sit on the roof of a train as they leave after attending Shivratri festival at Bhavnath temple in Junagadh from Ahmedabad. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)

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