Railways will operate 200 special trains from June 1

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on May 31, 2020 Published on May 31, 2020

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These services will be in addition to Shramik Special trains and 30 Special AC trains

The Railways on Sunday said that more than 1.45 lakh  passengers will travel in 200 trains which start from June 1. These are largely non-AC trains for which people have booked tickets directly, an official release said.

These will be in addition to the existing Shramik Special trains which are being run from May 1, and Special AC trains (30 trains) which began to run on May 12, 2020, added the release. 

Some of these trains may undergo changes as Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra have expressed reservations about running these trains or the number of stoppages as planned earlier. The matter is being discussed with States, added an official. 

The continuation of the Shramik Special trains (for which the tickets for which were booked by States) will run subject to the demand.

PTI adds that passengers will have to reach station at least 90 minutes before departure, and only travellers with confirmed or RAC tickets will be allowed to enter railway station and board trains, the Railways said. According to MHA guidelines, all travellers will be compulsorily screened and only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to enter or board a train.

Published on May 31, 2020
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