New Delhi: Indian Railways on Sunday said that it plans to start passenger train services in a phased manner from May 12, and initially run 15 pairs of trains (30 trains including up-and-down) on select routes. Will go. Also, the railway said that passengers who reserve seats in these trains will have to reach the railway station at least one hour before the departure time.
Officials said that ‘what to do and what not to do’ will be clearly written on the tickets received during reservation. It will also include guidelines such as arriving at the railway station at least one hour in advance, a medical check-up at the departure point, other protocols related to coronavirus infection, mandatory use of masks and downloading the Arogya Setu app, etc.
He said that only valid reserved ticket holders will be allowed to enter the railway station. She said that it would be compulsory for passengers to wear masks and health checks at the departure point. Only those people will be allowed to board the train in which there will be no signs of infection with the virus. Officials said that during the journey the train will stop at very few stations.
Officials said that to prevent the spread of Coronavirus infection, people travelling in these trains will not be given blankets, sheets and towels etc. He informed that there will be special rules for air conditioning in these trains. The temperature will be kept slightly higher than normal days and maximum fresh air supply will be ensured within the compartments.
Indian Railways said that initially air-conditioned services will start on all 15 Rajdhani trains and their fare will be same as super-fast trains.