Finally, after 51 days, the Indian railways decided to start their train services under lockdown for passengers who are stuck in various cities for a long time. These train services starting from May 12 and the booking for train tickets started from Monday 11th May at 6 PM. Book train tickets directly from their official site i.e IRCTC. The Ticket booking counters are closed. These lockdown special trains started from New Delhi Station connecting Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu Tawi. Only Ac coaches are available for train tickets bookings and their fares are similar to Rajdhani express. If the situation is getting normal, Indian railways shall start their more special services on new routes.
This news was further confirmed after railways minister Piyush Goyal tweeted “Railways plans to gradually restart passenger train operations from 12th May 2020, initially with 15 Pairs of lockdown special trains connecting New Delhi with major station across India. Stay healthy, stay safe.
How To Book Train Tickets During Lockdown?
Bookings for train travel are now more easier as compared to railway booking counters. The world is becoming digitally day by day so their services too. Now you can book train tickets directly from IRCTC official site. You can also download the IRCTC official app from Google play store and book tickets or download your e-tickets for your journey. Keep one thing in your mind this service is available only for online, not offline. So the bookings for lockdown special trains tickets are closed in railway station counters including the platform ticket counters. Be digital and book tickets digitally.
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Lockdown Special Train Time Table And Their Routes
All the Lockdown special trains started from New Delhi Station. Only a limited number of stoppages to be provided as indicated in black font.
What Are The Timings For Train Tickets Booking?
Ticket bookings start from today on 11th May 2020 in the afternoon. You can book your train tickets at any time. Choose the comfortable seat as per your needs and enjoy your journey by following the government rules properly. Have a safe journey.
Terms & Conditions While Doing Travelling
✔️ Those who have confirmed tickets will be allowed to enter the New Delhi Railway Station for lockdown special trains
👉 It is important to wear a mask while doing traveling
✔️ Passengers can only travel if they are healthy and free from the symptoms of coronavirus
👉 Maintain social distance when you are in your train departure
✔️ As per the new rules of IRCTC, only AC coaches are open in this lockdown special trains for travelling with limited space
👉 The prices of AC coaches are pocket friendly
✔️There is no option for tatkal bookings or premium tatkal tickets
✔️ Travelers cannot get any kind of blanket, food, and pillow in AC coach