Government has decided to begin train services from 1st June 2020 aiming for graded restoration of trains. The move is to help the migrants as well as for those who wish to travel other than Shramik specials.
After the announcement the government issues guidelines for the smooth operation of services. Guidelines for Train Services beginning on 1st June 2020.
These rules are for trains other than Shramik trains, which will continue to run in bigger numbers. Total 100 pairs of Trains listed and norms made for Booking of Tickets & Charting, Quota, Concessions, Cancellation & Refunds, Health Screening, Catering, Linen and others. Booking of all these trains will commence from 10 am on 21/05/20.
There will be no unreserved coach in the train. Fare shall be as normal and for General (GS) coaches, being reserved, second seating(2S) fare shall be charged and seat will be provided to all the passengers.
Only online E-Ticketing will be done through IRCTC website or through Mobile App. No tickets will be booked across the reservation counter on any Railway Station.
The ARP (advance reservation period) shall be maximum 30 days. Only passengers with Confirmed tickets shall be allowed to enter the Railway station. Screening to be done before boarding and only asymptomatic passengers are allowed to enter /board the train.
Concessions for four categories of Divyangjan concession and 11 categories of patient concessions are permitted in these special trains.
On arrival at their destination, the travelling passengers will have to adhere to such health protocols as are prescribed by the destination state/UT. No Linen, blankets and curtains shall be provided inside the train.
Other regular Passenger services including all mail/express, passenger and suburban services shall remain cancelled until further advice.