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Published On: Mon, May 11th, 2020

Key Details Of Trains That Will Run From Tomorrow

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trainNEW DELHI : In a bid to ferry more migrants, the Railways today decided to carry around 1,700 passengers on board its ‘Shramik Special’ trains instead of the current 1,200. According to an order issued, the railway zones have also been asked to provide three stoppages in the destination state other than the final stop.

The ‘Shramik Special’ trains has 24 coaches with a capacity to carry 72 passengers in each coach. Currently, these trains are running with 54 passengers in each coach due to social distancing norms.

“The Railways has a capacity to run 300 trains per day and we want to maximise it. We want to carry as many migrants home as possible over the next few days and have appealed to states to send approvals,” said a senior official explaining the move.

The special trains will run from New Delhi to Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu Tawi. Passengers have been asked to reached the railway stations at least one hour early before the train’s departure.
The ‘Shramik Special’ trains has 24 coaches with a capacity to carry 72 passengers in each coach. Currently, these trains are running with 54 passengers in each coach due to social distancing norms.

Select train services will resume from tomorrow amid the ongoing lockdown for which the Indian Railways has released a new timetable with details of stations and timings.
The railways on Sunday said it will “gradually” restart operations from Tuesday as the country eases the coronavirus lockdown. A total of 30 trains – 15 pairs of return trips – will run from New Delhi railway station to other cities including Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.
“It will be mandatory for the passengers to wear face cover and undergo screening at departure and only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to board the train,” the Railway Ministry said in a statement.The train tickets can only be booked online using the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) website or mobile app.
The Railways said those with confirmed tickets can enter the New Delhi railway station from the Paharganj side only. No one will be allowed to come via Ajmeri Gate side, it said.
Here’s a list of all the special trains and the running schedule:

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Only passengers with confirmed e-tickets will be allowed to enter the station. Passengers have to be at the station 90 minutes in advance and entry will be stopped 15 minutes before the trains leave
When a user opens the IRCTC website, a disclaimer pops up saying: “During COVID-19, you are responsible for your own health.” It also lists the dos and don’ts for passengers.
(With Inputs from ndtv & Agency).

 

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