Indian Railways Plans to resume select passenger train services from May 12

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NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Indian Railways plans to gradually restart passenger train operations from 12th May 2020, initially with 15 pairs of trains (30 return journeys). These trains will be run as special trains from New Delhi Station connecting Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu Tawi. 

Thereafter, Indian Railways shall start more special services on new routes, based on the available coaches after reserving 20,000 coaches for COVID-19 care centres and an adequate number of coaches being reserved to enable operation of up to 300 trains every day as “Shramik Special” for stranded migrants. 

“Railways plans to gradually restart passenger train operations from May 12, 2020, initially with 15 pairs of special trains connecting New Delhi with major stations across India. Booking in these trains will start at 4 pm on May 11” Tweeted confirmation Railways Minister Piyush Goyal

List of Train proposed to be introduced as a special train

List of Train proposed to be introduced as a special train

How to book select passenger train ticket

Booking for reservation on these trains will start at 4 pm on 11th May and will be available only on the IRCTC website (https://www.irctc.co.in/). Ticket booking counters at the railway stations shall remain closed and no counter tickets (including platform tickets) shall be issued. 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 including train schedule will be issued separately in due course.

Shramik Special Train

But the existing Shramik Special trains will continue to run as per the present system at the request of the respective State Governments.

Ticket cost and Concession

No concession will be allowed on the trains. The fares of these trains will be that of Rajdhani trains, which means all these will be all air-conditioned trains and will be available on premium fares.

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    • These trains will be run as special trains from New Delhi station connecting Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu Tawi.

    • Dear Sourabh,

      The reservation on these trains will start at 4 pm on 11th May and will be available only on the IRCTC website (https://www.irctc.co.in/). Ticket booking counters at the railway stations shall remain closed and no counter tickets (including platform tickets) shall be issued.

    • Daer Dhruv,

      As soon we will get the update from the Ministry of Railway we will update you as further details including train schedule will be issued separately in due course.

  1. Dear Narendra jee,

    The special trains will start from delhi and will go to dibrugarh or agartala… How can the People from kolkata can board that train?

    Please clearify.

  2. I have to to bhopal from pune.
    Is there any train available 12thmay onwards.if yes.pl write train no.

  3. Sir I’m stuck in Nashik so is they any chance I might book ticket from Nashik to Hyderabad… Please reply

  4. My daughter wants to travel by special train from New Delhi to guwahati. As she is residing mukhajee nagar, 7km from N. Delhi rly.stn., whether any assistance will be provided up-to rly station during lockdown in red zone district.

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