The Indian Railways plan to resume train service in India from June 1 with 200 more special non-AC trains. These 200 trains will be additional from the existing 15 trains each of which does a round journey from New Delhi to the destination station to back to New Delhi.
The 15 trains that have been running from May 12 are AC trains and ply with stringent social distancing rules.
In a tweet on Tuesday, the Railways said apart from the Shramik Special trains, it would run “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”.
इन श्रमिक स्पेशल ट्रेनों के अतिरिक्त भारतीय रेल 1 जून से प्रतिदिन 200 अतिरिक्त टाइम टेबल ट्रेनें चलाने जा रहा है जो कि गैर वातानुकूलित द्वितीय श्रेणी की ट्रेन होंगी एवं इन ट्रेनों की बुकिंग ऑनलाइन ही उपलब्ध होगी। ट्रेनों की सूचना शीघ्र ही उपलब्ध कराई जाएगी।#IndiaFightCorona— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) May 19, 2020
Information about these 200 trains will be made available soon by the Railways. The decision comes days after the Centre extended the countrywide lockdown allowing public transport facilities, including buses, to resume in the non-containment zone.
Before the lockdown, the railways operated around 12,000 trains every day. Since May 1, it has been running 366 special trains for migrant workers from different corners of the country.