Railways resumes operations partially, 1.5 lakh to board trains today

railways resumes operations

Railways resumes operations partially

All the passengers will be compulsorily screened at the station and only asymptomatic passengers shall be allowed to enter or board the train, as per the guidelines given by MHA

Railways resumes their operations partially today. It is said that more than 1.45 lakh passengers will travel on 200 trains on day one.  Railways today (June 1) will start 200 trains in addition to the existing Shramik Special trains and Special AC trains. This is an important step in the gradual restoration of passenger train services.

The total bookings of passengers were 25,82,671, by 09.00 am on Sunday. Booking of tickets for these trains is being done online through IRCTC website or Mobile App. Railways has also allowed booking of reservation tickets through the reservation counters, Common Service Centers(CSCs) and Ticketing agents from 22nd May 2020.

Note that the national transporter has modified instructions for 30 special Rajdhani type trains started w.e.f. May 12 and 200 Special Mail Express trains running from June 1.

It has been decided to increase the advance reservation period (ARP) of all 230 Specials from 30 days to 120 days. Booking of Parcel and luggage shall be permitted in all these 230 trains.

Here is the  list of trains starting from 1 June

Other terms e.g., Current booking, Tatkal quota allocation of seats to roadside stations etc are to be same as in regular timetabled trains. Booking of Tatkal ticket can be done from June 29, 2020, for journey date 30 June 2020 and onwards.

Charting & Boarding of Trains:

  • RAC and Waitlist will be generated as per extant rules.
  • No unreserved (UTS) tickets will be issued and no tickets will be issued onboard during the journey.
  • ALLOWED- Along with fully confirmed and RAC passengers, partially Waitlisted Ticket holders (if in single PNR there are confirmed & WL passengers both) also allowed.
  • NOT ALLOWED – Waitlisted passengers.
  • Booking of Tatkal ticket can be done from 29th June 2020 for journey date 30 June 2020 and onwards.
  • First chart shall be prepared at least 4 hours before scheduled departure and the second chart shall be prepared at least 2 hours before scheduled departure.
  • All passengers shall be compulsorily screened and only asymptomatic passengers are allowed to enter /board the train.

Passenger guidelines:

  • 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.
  • On arrival at their destination, the travelling passengers will have to adhere to such health protocols as are prescribed by the destination state/UT.
  • All passengers must download and use the Aarogya Setu application. Passengers are advised to travel light.

Catering: No catering charges are included in the fare. Provision for pre-paid meal booking, e-catering is disabled. However, IRCTC shall make provision for limited eatables and packaged drinking water on payment basis in limited trains, having Pantry car attached.

Information about this will be made available to passengers during the time of booking ticket. Passengers are encouraged to carry their own food and drinking water.

All static catering and vending units (Multi-Purpose stalls, Bookstalls, Misc./Chemist stalls etc) at stations will remain open.

In case of food plaza and Refreshments rooms etc, cooked items may be served as take-away only with no sit-down eating arrangements in place.

Linen and Blanket: No Linen, blankets and curtains will 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.