IRCTC Latest News, May 23: Two hundred Mail Express trains will be run from June 1, the Indian Railways announced on Saturday. “In an effort towards returning to normalcy, the Ministry of Railways will operate 200 Mail Express trains starting June 1”, said Chairman of Railway Board Vinod Kumar Yadav. Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: Rs 1885 Crore Refunded to Passengers Who Booked Tickets During Lockdown
Speaking to reporters, Yadav informed that the ticket booking process for these trains had started from May 21 via online mode, PRS, common service center, post offices and agents. Also Read - Indian Railways Latest News: This Trains Have Been Rescheduled Because of Cyclone Nisarga | Check List
Important rules passengers need to keep in mind: Also Read - Taking Trains From or Deboarding at Delhi From June 1? Check Entry And Exit Plans of Stations Here
Advance Reservation period – 30 days
RAC permitted; No Waiting list passenger to board
No unsreserved coaches in train
Ready to eat packaged food
Social distancing and hygeine protocols in trains and stations
Screening of passengers at stations- only asymptomatic to travel
Face cover and Aarogya Setu compulsory for passengers
Earlier on Tuesday, the Railways had announced that 200 additional non-air conditioned second class trains will run daily from June 1. “200 additional timetable trains daily from June 1, which will be non-air conditioned second class trains and booking of these trains will be available online”, the Railways had tweeted.
To a question on fares of the special trains to be operated from June 1, the Railway Board chairman today said that the railways was charging pre-lockdown normal fares only.