Indian Railways to the rescue! Over 1 million passengers transported by Shramik Special trains; details

As on 14 May 2020, a total of 800 Shramik Special train services have been operationalized from various states across the nation.

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Indian Railways earns Rs 45 crore as over 2 lakh passengers book tickets for special trains for next 7 days

With the running of 15 pairs of special passenger train services, from 12 May 2020 onwards, between the national capital and major cities of the country, over 9,000 people left Delhi on Wednesday on b

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World-class New Delhi railway station: Online pre-bid meeting held; Tata Consulting, Louis Berger attend

The RLDA had on March 11 this year invited bids from interested parties for the selection of suitable consultancy firms to provide their services.

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Booking IRCTC e-ticket for special passenger trains? You have to give your destination address; here’s why

All train ticket reservation counters at railway stations continue to remain closed. IRCTC or authorised railway agents are also not allowed to book tickets for these special passenger trains.

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IRCTC tickets alert! Indian Railways cancels all train tickets till June 30 for these trains; refund details

The Shramik, as well as the special trains services, started with effect from May 1 and May 12 respectively, will continue to operate, according to a statement issued by Indian Railways.

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Indian Railways allows for waitlisted tickets in special passenger trains; more trains likely

These new waitlisted ticket limits will come into place for the special trains starting from May 22, for which the bookings will open from May 15.

A circular in this regard has already been sent to the zonal railways. News

How Indian Railways took the last-minute decision to make Aarogya Setu app mandatory for train travel

A tweet posted from the Railway Ministry's official handle at 12.24 AM stated that it is mandatory to download Aarogya Setu mobile app, before commencing the journey.

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Great going! Indian Railways’ CLW-built, first WAP-7 electric locomotive of 6000 HP completes 20 years

The Hotel load technology was introduced recently and at present, this locomotive is hauling prestigious train services like Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi Express trains over the Indian Railways netwo

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Mumbai local train services to resume soon? Maharashtra government makes this request to PM Modi

The matter of starting suburban train services or local trains in Mumbai was raised by Hitendra Thakur, Bahujan Vikas Aghadi MLA in the all-party meeting, that was held last Thursday and was chaired b

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Indian Railways passengers take note! Aarogya Setu made “mandatory” for travel in special trains

With passengers travelling during the lockdown period, Piyush Goyal chaired Railway Ministry is ensuring suitable measures to prevent the deadly COVID-19 infection from spreading.

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IRCTC website crashes! Booking for Indian Railways special passenger trains to now resume at this time

Officials have said that data entry for all the 15 special trains (30 with return trips) is underway and that is the reason that the website is unresponsive as of now.

According to Indian Railways officials, the bookings will now resume at 6:00 PM today. News

Indian Railways issues 11 point travel advisory for passengers – reach 90 minutes in advance; full guidelines

Indian Railways has issued a list of guidelines, precautions, protocols that will be followed for the special passenger train services that will commence services from tomorrow.

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IRCTC special trains: Full list of trains, stoppages & time-table starting from May 12

Indian Railways has said that counter ticket operations at railway stations will continue to remain shut.

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Indian Railways passengers note! No blankets, linen and pre-booked IRCTC meals on special trains; details

The fare structure of the special trains will be as applicable for the regular time tabled Rajdhani Express train services or as per the regular time tabled train category notified by the coaching dir

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IRCTC online ticket booking, refund, cancellation, tatkal rules for special Indian Railways trains; details

These special trains will commence operations from May 12, that is tomorrow from the New Delhi railway station to various parts of the country.

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Relief for migrants! Indian Railways’ Shramik Special trains to run with full capacity; have up to 3 stoppages

As per the latest order by the national transporter, these Shramik Special train services will now run with full capacity of around 1,700 passengers instead of 1,200 passengers.

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Indian Railways resumes passenger train services! Full list of destinations, fare, ticket rules; top facts

All the 15 trains will originate from the New Delhi railway station and the trips will include return journeys as well.

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Indian Railways to begin passenger train services! IRCTC ticket bookings to open soon; details here

Covid-19 lockdown: The bookings for special trains that will travel to major stations, with selective stoppages, will start from 4 PM onwards on May 11.

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Indian Railways steps up efforts! 215 stations identified for COVID-19 isolation trains

The isolation ward train services, on request from state governments, will be deployed at the railway stations and linked to the nearest COVID-19 hospital, as per government guidelines.

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Indian Railways renovates century-old railway bridge in record time amid COVID-19 lockdown; details

Among many major renovation works that were conducted during the lockdown period, the national transporter has successfully completed the rehabilitation of a Brick Arch bridge in a record time of 36 h

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Amid lockdown, Indian Railways’ NFR zone creates record by running 622 freight trains; details here

While 383 freight train services brought these supplies to Assam alone, a number of 63 freight train services were run to different rail heads connecting other states of the Northeast region.

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Good step! Indian Railways to convert coaches into COVID-19 hospitals for Tier II, III cities, villages

As per a presentation shared by the NITI Aayog with states last week, if the nationwide lockdown was lifted on May 3 (as scheduled earlier), the number of COVID-19 cases was estimated to touch 65,000

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Who is paying fares for Indian Railways special trains running during COVID-19 lockdown? What we know so far

Indian Railways is charging only a standard fare for this class from state governments which is just 15 per cent of the total cost incurred by the national transporter.

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Important alert! Indian Railways passenger train operations to remain cancelled with lockdown extension

Indian Railways has already suspended its advance train ticket reservation until further clarity on the COVID-19 lockdown situation.

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Big relief! Indian Railways to run special trains for movement of stranded migrants, students, others; details

These special trains are being operated to move migrant workers, students, pilgrims, tourists and other people who are stranded at different places due to the nationwide lockdown.

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COVID-19 lockdown: Indian Railways 1st special train carrying over 1,000 migrants leaves from Telangana

While commencing the train journey, all necessary precautions were followed such as prior screening of railway passengers, maintaining social distancing at the railway station and on the train, etc.

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COVID-19 lockdown: Indian Railways prepares to run 400 special trains per day if required, says report

As per the plan, to ensure adequate social distancing, each non air-conditioned train will carry as many as 1,000 people per trip, which is nearly half the usual number.

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