More than 1.45 lac passengers to travel on Day 1 of 200 trains starting on June 1

Ministry of Railways (MoR) after consultation with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has announced that train services on Indian Railways shall be further partially restored with effect from 1st June 2020

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Jun 01, 2020, 01:53 PM IST

Ministry of Railways (MoR) after consultation with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has announced that train services on Indian Railways shall be further partially restored with effect from 1st June 2020. More than 1.45 lakh passengers will travel on Day 1 of 200 trains starting on 1 June. Pic Credit: PTI

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

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About the trains

These trains are on the pattern of Regular Trains. These are fully reserved trains having both AC & Non AC classes. General (GS) coaches have reserved sitting accommodation. There will be no unreserved coach in the train. Normal class wise fare will be charged and for reserved GS coaches (General sitting), being reserved, second seating (2S) fare for reserved trains shall be charged and seat will be provided to all the passengers. Pic Credit: PTI 

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Bookings

Booking of tickets for these trains is being done online through IRCTC website or Mobile App. Indian Railways has also allowed booking of reservation tickets through the reservation counters, Common Service Centers (CSCs) and Ticketing agents w.e.f. 22 May 2020. Pic Credit: PTI

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Charting & Boarding of Trains:  

RAC and Wait list will be generated as per extant rules. No unreserved (UTS) tickets will be issued and no tickets will be issued onboard to any passenger during the journey. Booking of Tatkal ticket can be done from 29th June 2020 for journey date 30 June 2020 and onwards. Pic credit PTI

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Safety Measures    

All passengers must wear face covers/masks at the entry and during travel.  The passengers shall reach the station  90 minutes in advance to facilitate thermal screening at the station. Only passengers who are found asymptomatic will be permitted to travel. Passengers shall observe social distancing. All passengers must download and use the Aarogya Setu application. Passengers are advised to travel light. Pic Credit: PTI

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Catering

No catering charges shall be included in the fare. Provision for prepaid meal booking, e-catering shall be disabled. However, IRCTC shall make provision for limited eatables and packaged drinking water on payment basis only in limited trains, having Pantry car attached. Pic Credit: Reuters

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Linen and Blanket

No Linen, blankets and curtains shall be provided inside the train. Passengers are advised to carry their own linen for the travel. The temperature inside AC coaches shall be suitably regulated for this purpose. Pic credit Reuters