Concessional tickets only for students, patients, Divyangjans: Railways

Indian Railways resumed passenger train operations from today, nearly after two months the services were stopped due to the coronavirus-induced nationwide lockdown.

Current Affairs : The Ministry of Railways on Monday said that no concessional Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) and Passenger Reservation System (PRS) tickets for all classifications of travelers with the exception of understudies, four classifications of Divyangjans and 11 classes of patients will be given in the perspective on a wellbeing warning for Covid-19.

“Taking into account wellbeing warning gave with respect to Covid-19 and to debilitate travelers from undertaking insignificant travel, it has been chosen, as a unique case, that no concessional Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) and Passenger Reservation System (PRS) tickets for all classes of travelers aside from understudies, 4 classifications of Divyangjan and 11 classifications of patients will be given,” the service said.

Indian Railways will continue traveler train activities from May 12, about following two months the administrations were halted due to the coronavirus-prompted across the country lockdown.

At first, the Railways will run 15 sets of trains and appointments for 15 traveler trains began from 6 pm on Monday.

“These trains will be run as unique trains from New Delhi station interfacing Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad, and Jammu Tawi.

Just online e-ticketing will be done through IRCTC site or through portable application.

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