New Delhi, May 21:
Within 2 hrs of opening, 1,49,025 tickets booked for first set of 73 special passenger trains to be operational from June 1: railways.
Fares were as normal and for General (GS) coaches, being reserved, second seating(2S) fare shall be charged and seat will be provided to all the passengers.
Only passengers with Confirmed tickets shall be allowed to enter the Railway station.
Screening to be done before boarding and only asymptomatic passengers are allowed to enter /board the train.
Concessions for four categories of Divyangjan concession and 11 categories of patient concessions are permitted in these special trains.
If during screening a passenger has very high temperature/symptoms of Covid-19 etc., he shall not be allowed to travel despite having confirmed tickets.
This is the second slew of special passenger services that marked the Railways graded restoration of its trains which were suspended to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Indian Railway first started the Shramik trains, and then 15 pairs of special IRCTC AC trains were introduced to ferry passengers.