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This decision has come days after India decided to extend their lockdown till May 31
The Indian Railways has decided to expand their train services from 15 passenger trains to more than 200 from June 1 and online booking for these trains will begin on May 21.
In a tweet by the Railways, it said, "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".
Indian Railways will start operations of 200 passenger train services. These trains shall run from 1st June and booking of all these trains will commence from 10 am on 21st May: Government of India— ANI (@ANI) May 20, 2020
This decision has come days after India decided to extend their lockdown till May 31. According to ANI, details of the trains have been listed by the ministry.
Indian Railways has released the list of the 200 trains which will be operated from 1st June: Government of India pic.twitter.com/U1SmC4Bn8C— ANI (@ANI) May 20, 2020
Since May 12, fifteen trains are currently running on the tracks. These are air-conditioned trains and the passengers are required to maintain rules of social distancing and use masks and sanitisers.
Earlier, India's civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that domestic aviation operations will recommence in the country in a "calibrated manner" from May 25.
"All airports and air carriers are being informed to be ready for operations from May 25," the aviation minister said.