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Adding to the transport facility for the needy amidst the pandemic, Indian Railways decided to resume operation of 15 trains from New Delhi Railway Station from May 15.
The service has been operational for 15 Rajdhani Express routes and the fare would be equivalent to that of the super-fast train. The 15 special trains will run from New Delhi will be connecting Dibrugarh(Assam), Agartala(Tripura), Howrah(West Bengal), Patna(Bihar), Bilaspur(Chattisgarh), Ranchi(Jharkhand), Bhubaneswar(Odhisha), Secunderabad, Bengaluru(Karnataka), Chennai( Tamil Nadu), Thiruvananthapuram(Kerala), Madgaon(Goa), Mumbai Central(Maharashtra), Ahmedabad (Gujarat) and Jammu Tawi.
These trains will comprise of 54 passengers instead of the regular 74 passengers, in order to maintain social distancing. The passenger needs to arrive an hour in advance for screening and follow other coronavirus protocols that will be mandatory to use a face mask and Aarogya Setu mobile app. Passengers may not be given blankets and linen to reduce the chances of the spread of coronavirus. Booking for reservation in these trains will start at 4 PM on 11th May and will be available on the IRCTC website only.
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