Railways to resume 200 non-AC passenger trains from June 1

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 20, 2020, 11.20 PM(IST)

Representative image Photograph:( ANI )

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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".  

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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. 

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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.