Indian Railways resumes operations of 200 passengers trains
Indian Railways resumes operations from June 1; Check here for booking and fare details
The Indian Railways is all set to start partial passenger trains operations from June 1. The railways will be operating 200 special trains or 100 pairs with both AC and non-AC coaches. It will have more than 1.45 lakh passengers travelling on the first day. The booking of all these trains commenced from 10 am on May 21.
These 200 trains will run in addition to the premium passenger trains connecting New Delhi with 15 cities across India.
These mail/express trains will be fully reserved having both AC and non-AC classes. General (GS) coaches will also have reserved seats. As per IRCTC notification, fare shall be as normal. Since General (GS) coaches will be reserved, second seating(2S) fare shall be charged. Seats will be provided to all the passengers.
Here is all you need to know about abut the trains schedule, rules, and regulations:
IRCTC ticket booking, tatkal ticket booking rules:
- Only online e-ticketing will be done through the IRCTC website or app.
- Tickets can also be booked through computerized PRS counters, including at Post Offices, Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendras.
- Ticket booking through ‘agents’ is not be permitted.
- The ARP (advance reservation period) is 30 days.
- RAC and Waitlist will be generated as per existing rules.
- Only passengers with confirmed tickets shall be allowed to enter the station.
- No unreserved (UTS) tickets will be issued and no tickets will be issued during the journey.
- Tatkal and premium tatkal booking is not permitted in these trains.
- All passengers shall be compulsorily screened.
Refund if found COVID-19 positive guidelines:
- If a passenger has a very high temperature, symptoms of Covid-19, they will not be allowed to travel despite having confirmed tickets. Full refund shall be provided to the passenger as under:-
- PNR having a single passenger.
- A party ticket if one passenger is found unfit to travel and also all other passengers on the same PNR do not want to travel in that case full refund shall be granted for all passengers.
- A party ticket if one passenger is found unfit to travel however other passengers on the PNR want to travel in that case a full refund of fare shall be granted to the passenger who was not allowed to travel.
- TTE certificates shall be issued to the passenger at the entry/checking/screening point itself mentioning “Number of passengers not traveled due to symptoms of Covid-19 in one or more passengers”.
- After getting TTE certificates, online TDR shall be filed within 10 days from the date of the journey for a refund of not travelled passengers,
- TTE certificate issued will be sent by the passenger to IRCTC and full fare for the part passenger/full who have not travelled shall be refunded by IRCTC in the customer’s account.
Guidelines for passengers:
- All passengers will be screened and only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to board the train.
- All passengers are mandated to wear face covers/masks at the entry and during travel.
- Passengers are required to reach the station at least 90 minutes in advance to facilitate thermal screening at the station.
- Passengers are required to observe social distancing at the station and on trains.
- On arrival at their destination, the travelling passengers will have to adhere to health protocols prescribed by the destination state/UT.
- All quotas are permitted in these trains as permitted in Regular trains. A limited number of reservation (PRS) counters shall be operated for this purpose.
Entry and exit guidelines for railway stations:
Zonal Railways have been instructed to ensure that there are separate entry and exit gates at Railway stations.
Zonal railways will be guided by standard social distancing guidelines on stations and trains and observe the safety, security, and hygiene protocols.
All passengers must download and use the Aarogya Setu application and travel light.
Passengers will also have to face masks at the entry and during travel, reach the station at least 90 minutes in advance to facilitate thermal screening at the station. They have to observe social distancing norms.