As we all know that all passenger train services were suspended due to a lockdown announced on 25 March but now after almost 45 days of the lockdown the Indian Railways will slowly restart passenger train operations from 12 May, initially with 15 pairs of trains, the national transporter said Sunday.
All 15 trains start from New Delhi station connecting Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu Tawi.Route Details
After this, the Indian Railway will start more trains on new routes, based on the available coaches. Due to this pandemic situation, Indian Railway has also given their 20,000 coaches for COVID-19 care centres and an adequate number of coaches being reserved to enable operation of up to 300 trains every day as “Shramik Special” for stranded migrants.
Booking for reservation on these trains will start at 4 pm on 11 May (today) and will be available only on the IRCTC website (https://www.irctc.co.in/).
According to the Indian Railway report, all ticket booking counters at railway stations will remain closed and no counter tickets (including platform tickets) will be issued.
Only passengers with valid confirmed tickets will be allowed to enter railway stations. It will be mandatory for passengers to wear face cover and undergo screening at departure and only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to board the trains.