Indian Railways is starting the phased train services in a phased manner due to Corona virus crisis and lockdown. Amid the ongoing Corona crisis in the country, Indian Railways has decided to run 200 trains from June 1, in addition to Shramik Special Trains, the booking of which starts online today.
After running Shramik Special and Air Conditioned Rajdhani Special trains, non-air conditioned special trains are also going to run from June 1. Booking of tickets for these trains will begin on May 21, ie today at 10 am. Earlier the railways had talked about running only non AC trains, but now these trains will also have AC and General coaches.
Railways have said that these trains will be fully reserved, which will have AC and non-AC categories. Common coaches will also have reserved seats for seating. Railways released a list of 200 trains running from June 1. Ticket booking will start at 10 am on May 21.
The railway is slowly moving towards the resumption of passenger services amid lockdowns. After running Shramik Special and Rajdhani Special trains, non-air conditioned special trains are also going to run from June 1. Simultaneously, preparations are also underway to run a special Shatabdi train. Passenger pressure has also increased with the increasing concession in lockdown. In view of this, the operation of short distance Shatabdi train and other passenger trains is being seriously considered. In June, emphasis will be on running more special trains.
Most of the country’s capital has been added by the special trains that have been started now but many major cities have not been reached. Passenger pressure has also increased with the increasing concession in lockdown. In view of this, the operation of short distance Shatabdi train and other passenger trains is being seriously considered. Emphasis will be laid on running more special trains in June and only after reviewing the entire situation, regular trains are expected to run.
The special trains that the Railways have run so far and announced to start, will not reduce the pressure of passengers. There has been a lot of pressure on special Rajdhani trains, so it is being considered to run Shatabdi special trains, so that more people can be facilitated while maintaining social distance social distance.