The 15 pairs of trains will run from Delhi connecting Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneshwar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad, and Jammu Tawi.
Update at 4:12 pm: The IRCTC website, irctc.co.in, has crashed, likely from the sudden surge in traffic. Only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to board the trains. The online booking of tickets will start from May 11 and the ticket booking counters at the railway stations shall remain closed.
Tickets can be booked online only through IRCTC website or through its mobile app. Booking of tickets through agents is not allowed.
Train scheduled, protocols for booking, entry and movement of passengers, and coach services specification shall be widely publicized by MoR.
Only those passengers with confirmed e-tickets shall be allowed to enter the station.
Passengers shall observe social distancing both at the station and on trains.
Packed meals contained rice packet, chapati, biscuits, cookies, pickles, water bottle, buttermilk, SWR officials said.
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Tickets can not be cancelled at less than 24 hours' notice and the cancellation charge will be half the fare.
The rules also say once they arrive at their destination, they have to follow the health protocols of the state. The e-ticket would also be the basis for the movement of drivers who take the passengers to and from the station.
- All passengers shall be provided with hand sanitizer at entry and exit points at the station and in coaches.
The Indian Railways has announced that it will resume passenger train services in select routes from 12 May.
All passengers are advised to download and use the Aarogya Setu application.
Passengers have also been asked to travel with light luggage, said senior Railways officer Arun Kumar.