Indian Railways on Sunday announced that it plans to gradually resume train services for passengers starting Tuesday. The train services will initially begin with 15 pairs of trains or with 30 journeys from Tuesday.
Online bookings for reservation will start from tomorrow, 11 May, 2020 at 4 pm and will be available only on IRCTC website, the Ministry of Railways said in a statement.
Tickets shall be booked only online on IRCTC website or through its Mobile App. Booking of tickets through ‘agents’, (both IRCTC and Railway) shall not be allowed and there would be no provision of tatkal and premium tatkal accommodation. Moreover, no current booking shall be allowed.
All passenger trains will be run with AC coaches only and with limited stoppages. The fare will be equivalent to the ticket fare that is charged for Rajdhani Train, added the ministry.
These trains will be run as special trains from New Delhi Station connecting 15 important cities of the country. These cities are Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Trivandrum, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu Tawi.
Further details, including train schedule, will be issued separately in due course, said the statement from Railways.