01 Jun 2020, 11:20 am By Neha Sinha
Railway set to start 200 Passenger Trains from 1st June, (View List), Ticket Online Booking Open

Indian Railways will start operations of 200 passenger train services. These passenger trains will be operating from 1st June, 2020 and booking of all these trains will commence from 10 am on 21st May, 2020. Railways and ICRTC on website release 200 Trains list which are scheduled to run from June 1, 2020. On Wednesday Ministry of Railways in coordination getting permission with Central Government, decided to run 200 Trains from June 1. In the same row at ICRTC website, Railways began Online booking of tickets from May 21 onwards. Here the list of 200 Trains and registration / booking of tickets at ICRTC website details are enlisted.

The Indian Railways will begin operating 200 special trains, or 100 pairs with both AC and non-AC coaches, from Monday, June 1, and more than 1.45 lakh passengers will travel on the first day.

Railway set to start 200 Passenger Trains

Government of India on Wednesday (20 May, 2020) evening announced that the Indian railways will be starting 200 Passenger Trains services from 1 June, 2020. The Indian Railways stated that it will be starting the operations of only 200 passenger trains and the list has been released of the names of the 200 passenger trains. The list of 200 Trains contains the name of the trains and the locations 'from and to' they are going to run.

Passenger trains list

Passenger trains list

The decision of starting the operations was taken after Ministry of Railways consulted with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). After the consultation between the three ministries, it was decided that train services on Indian Railways would be further partially restored from 1st June 2020.

The Indian railway has released few guidelines for the people who want to travel through train from the 1 June, 2020:

  • The trains shall run from 1 June and booking of all these trains will commence from 10 am on 21 May
  • These will be fully reserved trains having both AC, non-AC classes; general coaches shall also have reserved seats for sitting
  • Second seating (2S) fare shall be charged for general coaches being reserved; seat to all passengers.
  • Only online tickets allowed to be booked; advance reservation period shall be max 30 days for trains to be run from 1 June.
  • RAC, waitlist to be generated but waiting list ticket-holders not permitted to board trains to be run from 1 June.
  • No linen, blankets and curtains shall be provided inside the train.
  • All passengers must download and use the 'Aarogya Setu' application.

The operations of the Indian railway were suspended in late March because of the covid-19 pandemic and has been sustained since. The decision of Indian government on starting the operations of the Indian railway has brought some relief to the people who have to travel through different cities for work, this might also be a signal of lifting up of lockdown in India.

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