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Railways to resume select passenger train services from May 12, online booking to begin from tomorrow – News 24

New Delhi: The Indian Railways will step by step restart passenger train operations from May 12, initially with 15 pairs of trains, the nationwide transporter stated Sunday.

All passenger train services have been suspended due to a lockdown introduced on March 25.


This is railway’s plan

These trains can be run as particular trains from New Delhi station connecting Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu Tawi.

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300 laborers Shramik Special trains are additionally operated

After the resumption of those 15 services, railways will begin extra particular services on new routes, based mostly on the accessible coaches after reserving 20,000 coaches for COVID-19 care centres and ample variety of coaches being reserved to allow operation of up to 300 trains on a regular basis as Shramik Special for stranded migrants.

Booking can be accessible solely on the IRCTC web site

Booking for reservation in these trains will begin at four pm on May 11 and can be accessible solely on the IRCTC web site (https://www.irctc.co.in/).

Ticket booking counters at railway stations will stay closed and no counter tickets (together with platform tickets) can be issued, it stated.

Only passengers with legitimate confirmed tickets can be allowed to enter railway stations. It can be necessary for passengers to put on face cowl and bear screening at departure and solely asymptomatic passengers can be allowed to board the trains.

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