Trains to restart: Not all seats to be available, only asymptomatic persons to be allowed

WION Web Team
NEW DELHI Published: May 11, 2020, 03:13 PM(IST)

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Indian Railways also said that passenger trains will run at full capacity. As India closes in on what is expected to be the last week of the lockdown

After the government announced a limited re-opening of its giant rail network beginning on Tuesday after a nearly seven-week lockdown, the interstate trains are set to be back on track, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for travel, which says that only those who have confirmed e-tickets and are symptomatic will be allowed to board the train. 

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Indian Railways also said that passenger trains will run at full capacity. As India closes in on what is expected to be the last week of the lockdown

Union Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi said on Monday that not every seat will be available for booking in the passenger train to ensure social distancing and other norms to prevent COVID-19 spread.

Standard Operating Procedures

Ministry of Home Affairs has also issued a Standard Operating Procedures for movement of persons by train, states, "Only those with confirmed e-tickets shall be allowed to enter the station."

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