Regular Train Bookings Made Till June 30 Cancelled, Special Trains To Continue

Indian Railway

“Shramik” trains & “special” passenger trains that started running this week between Delhi & 15 major stations, will continue, the Railways said.

New Delhi: All tickets for passenger trains, including mail, express and suburban services, for journeys booked up to and including June 30 have been cancelled.

The Railways said in a statement released Thursday, a full refund will be given to all passengers whose tickets have been cancelled.

The cancelled reservations were made before the national lockdown when the Railways was still taking bookings for journeys in June. People who booked tickets 120 days prior to the date of the journey will get a refund against cancellations.

All tickets booked for these cancelled trains up to June 30 will be fully refunded, the railway ministry said. Claims must be filed online of such refunds as ticket windows at stations would remain closed throughout the lockdown.

As per news agency PTI, last month the Railways refunded around Rs 1,490 crore after 94 lakh tickets were cancelled. A further Rs 830 crore was refunded for travel planned between March 22 and April 14, the first phase of the lockdown.

Passenger train services were suspended on March 22 to lessen the spread of COVID-19 in the nation. But, freight trains carrying essential goods have continued to run during this period.

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They were resumed after a gap of over 50 days on Tuesday with special train services connecting 15 cities.

The “shramik (worker)” – train services being run to transport stranded migrants – and “special” passenger trains – that this week started running between Delhi and 15 stations will continue to operate as scheduled.

(Input from Agencies)

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