The Indian Railways has started special 30 trains for travelling across the nation amid the COVID-19 lockdown. As a lot of people were stuck away from home or workplace in other cities, the Indian railways decided to help them travel intercity.
These trains would be commencing from Delhi and will connect to other major cities of India and will commence from May 12th. One of these special trains will run to aid passengers to travel between Delhi and Bilaspur in Chattisgarh.
Indian Railways plans to gradually restart passenger train operations from 12th May, 2020, initially with 15 pairs of trains— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) May 10, 2020
These trains will be run as special trains from New Delhi Station connecting 15 important cities of the countryhttps://t.co/tOvEFT1C8Z pic.twitter.com/dvdxKaxshM
The special trains will run on Monday and Thursday from Bilaspur (train number 02441) to New Delhi and Tuesday and Saturday from New Delhi (Train Number 02442) to Bilaspur.
As announced by Indian Railways the booking for train tickets has commenced. People will have to book tickets online on www.irctc.co.in as ticket booking on the counter will not be available. According to the IRCTC website, the train fares between Delhi to Bilaspur are as follows:
First AC Rs 4,745
Second AC Rs 2,790
Third AC Rs 1950
Passenger services on Indian Railways shall be partially restored w.e.f. from 12th May 2020 in a graded manner. 15 pairs of special trains shall be operated to 15 cities. Only online E-Ticketing will be done through IRCTC website. See attached list.https://t.co/HSfscqd7GQ pic.twitter.com/fUjBiTndDj— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) May 11, 2020
MHA issues SOPs for Movement of persons by Train:— Spokesperson, Ministry of Home Affairs (@PIBHomeAffairs) May 11, 2020
âMovement of passengers to & fro railway station only on confirmed e-ticket
âCompulsory Medical Screening & only asymptomatic persons to travel
âStrict adherence to Health/hygiene protocols and #SocialDistancing#COVID19 pic.twitter.com/KJUKZXP26P