Indian Railways put out a press release and will gradually restart passenger train operations from 12th May 2020, initially with 15 pairs of trains. Its come when phase third of nationwide lockdown is about to end in next 7 days.
These trains will be run as special trains from New Delhi Station connecting Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu Tawi.
Booking for reservation on these trains will start at 4 pm on 11th May and will be available only on the IRCTC website.
There will be on booking of tickets at the railway stations counters including platform tickets. Only passengers with valid confirmed tickets will be allowed to enter the railway stations.
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.
Indian Railway will start more special trains on new routes, based on the available coaches after reserving 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.