(Juhi Aishwary, Journalist)
New Delhi: Indian Railways is going to start operating trains from today after being closed for more than one and a half months due to Corona Lockdown in the country. These trains are running on 15 routes from New Delhi to Rajdhani Express. Only passengers who have a confirmed ticket will be allowed to travel. Today a total of 8 special trains will be operational. Many passengers have reached the New Delhi railway station before time.
Railway Executive Director RD Bajpai told that this train is going to run by following physical distance with full precaution. Trains and stations have to follow physical distances. Only people with no signs and people with confirmed tickets will be able to travel. Weight listed tickets will not be issued to anyone.
According to the Railway Ministry, most of these trains will run on a daily basis, while other trains will run on a weekly, bi-weekly and tri-weekly basis. According to railway officials, a total of 45,533 PNRs have been generated and 82,317 passengers have been issued tickets for special trains. During this time a total collection of 16 crores 15 lakh 63 thousand 821 has been done.
Which routes will the train run?
These trains will go from New Delhi to Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu Tawi. These trains will be run as special trains. Booking of the train was to start from 4 pm on May 11, but due to the non-functioning of the IRCTC website, booking started from 6 pm.
Trains running today
– Howrah-New Delhi, 5.05 pm
– Rajendra Nagar-New Delhi, 7.20 pm
– New Delhi-Dibrugarh, 4.45 pm
– New Delhi-Bangalore, 9.15 pm
– Bangalore-New Delhi, 8.30 pm
– New Delhi-Bilaspur, 4 pm
– Mumbai Central-New Delhi, 5.30 pm
– Ahmedabad-Delhi, 6.20 pm
Important things related to travel
No pass other than confirmed ticket will be required. Testing will take place before boarding the train. Travel will be allowed only after being found perfectly healthy in the investigation. It will be mandatory to put on a mask during the journey. Passengers have been asked to download the Arogya Setu App. It has also been reported that no catering charges will be included in the fare. Passengers in the train will not have blanket, bed sheet or towel facilities.
50 percent money will be deducted for canceling tickets
For these special trains, tickets can be taken seven days in advance. Tickets can only be booked from the website of IRCTC. No railway reservation agent is allowed to book tickets. On cancellation of ticket, 50 percent fare will be deducted. Ticket cancellation will also have to be done 24 hours in advance.
Labor special trains have been running since May
Explain that the Indian Railways continued to run freight trains during the lockdown period, to ensure that the supply of goods and goods continued throughout the country. Apart from this, Railways started the Shramik Special trains from May to transport migrant workers stranded in other states of the country to their places of origin.