The Indian Railways has decided to resume special train services from May 12, 2020, in a graded manner. Railways will initially operate 30 trains from New Delhi to various places in India. It decided to start passenger services connecting Delhi to Secunderabad. The weekly special train number 02438 will start on May 17 at 16:00 in New Delhi and will reach Secunderabad at 14:00 the next day. Similarly, a special train for the vice versa route, number 02437, will start on May 17 at 13:15 from Secunderabad and will reach New Delhi at 10:40 on May 18, 2020.
The special train 02438 will stop at only 3 points, which are Nagpur, Bhopal and Jhansi. The train will do trips on Wednesday and Sunday. The price of first class AC from Delhi to Secunderabad will be â¹5,060 and for the second class it is â¹2,960 and the third class it will be â¹2065.
IRCTC tickets for these special passenger trains can only be booked via the IRCTC website or the IRCTC app. The cancellation charges would be 50% of the fare and there will be no provision for waitlisted, RAC, tatkal tickets or premium tatkal tickets. Ready-to-eat food and bottled water shall be provided on demand inside the trains on a payment basis.
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No linen, blankets, and curtains shall be provided inside the special train. Passengers are advised to carry their own linen for the travel. The temperature inside AC coaches shall be suitably regulated for this purpose. No stalls/ booths on the platforms shall be opened. Train side vending is not permitted. Only passengers with valid confirmed tickets will be allowed to enter the railway stations. It will be mandatory for the passengers to wear face cover and undergo screening at departure and only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to board the train. Further details like Delhi to Secunderabad train timings will be mentioned in the ticket.