The railways on Sunday stated it should “gradually” restart operations from Tuesday because the nation eases the coronavirus lockdown. A complete of 30 practice journeys – 15 pairs of return journeys – will run from New Delhi railway station to different cities together with Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.
“Indian Railways plans to gradually restart passenger train operations from 12th May, 2020… Thereafter, Indian Railways shall start more special services on new routes,” the Railway Ministry stated in a press release. “It will be mandatory for the passengers to wear face cover and undergo screening at departure and only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to board the train.”
Here’s a listing of all of the trains and the operating schedule:
Booking for reservation in these trains will begin from four pm on May 11 (Monday). Tickets might be booked solely on-line via the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) web site or via its cellular app. Booking of tickets via brokers (each IRCTC and railway) just isn’t allowed.
A restricted variety of trains have been working in latest days to assist the stranded poor and rural migrant employees who misplaced jobs within the lockdown to return to their villages.
The nation has began to ease the lockdown, which is because of be lifted on May 17, however interstate public transport and home and worldwide flights have up to now stay grounded.