Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the lockdown implemented in the nation 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 Rajdhani Delhi from May 12, for which ticket booking will start from May 11, ie, four o’clock this evening. This is the first beginning for the common people to open traffic after lockdown. Once again, know the answer to every question regarding the start of the train service…
When will the rail service start, how many trains will run?
Indian Railways will run trains again in the country from May 12. In the initial phase, only 15 trains will be run, which will run from the capital Delhi itself. Tickets can be booked for these trains from 4 pm on 11 May.
What is the facility for booking tickets?
Reservation for these trains will be started on May 11 from 4 pm. 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 from the railway’s mobile app, although no agent is allowed to book tickets.
Which cities will the train go to?
The 15 identified 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, Margao, 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.
What will be necessary for the journey on the train?
A number of rules have to be followed for the rail service starting between the lockdown and the Corona crisis. For example, it will be very important for any traveller to wear a mask or cover his mouth during the journey. The screening will be done at the railway station, if any passenger shows any symptoms of flu, then he will not be allowed to travel.
How much will the ticket cost?
According to the railway, the trains that will start from May 12 will run only with AC coaches. That means the tickets of these trains will be somewhat more expensive than normal or they will have to bear the cost of the Rajdhani tickets. This is being done by the Railways so that only the very needy can travel and social distancing can be followed in the train as well.
Will the train stop at every stoppage?
This train will not stop at every stoppage, it will stop at some identified stops, whose information will be available at the time of ticket booking. The schedule of the 15 trains which are being started will not run daily, the information will be given from time to time.