After about two months, the rail service is starting again for common passengers. From May 12, passenger trains will be run from Delhi for a total of 15 cities, for which booking will start from the evening at 4 pm.
Due to the Corona virus epidemic, the lockdown implemented in the country is now going to be two months. Meanwhile, the rail service that has been stalled for a long time is about to start once again. Some trains will be started from Delhi by tomorrow, for which ticket booking will start from today 4 pm evening. This is the first beginning for the common people to open transportation after lockdown.
In the initial phase only 15 trains will be run, which will run from the capital Delhi itself. Train tickets will be available only on IRCTC website www.irctc.co.in. Ticket booking counters will be kept closed at the railway station. No tickets will be issued from the ticket counter. It is clear that passengers can only buy tickets online, only those who are confirmed tickets will be allowed to travel. Tickets can also be booked through the railway’s mobile app, and no agent is allowed to book tickets.
The 15 trains going from Delhi will serve only for the identified cities. Currently, special trains from New Delhi to Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgao, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu Tawi will be run by Indian Railways. An effort has been made by the Railways to connect Delhi with most of the state capital or main cities.
A number of rules have to be followed for the rail service. For example, it will be very important for any traveler to wear a mask or cover his mouth during the journey. Screening will be done at the railway station, if any passenger shows any symptoms of flu, then he will not be allowed to travel. These trains will not stop at every stoppage, it will stop at some identified stops, whose information will be available at the time of booking the ticket.