Rail and Air Travel update: Countries ready to speed up, know these rules of travel before train and air travel
Due to the lockdown for nearly two months, the stagnant life is now gaining momentum. In the fourth phase of the lockdown, which started on May 18, the traffic wheels are also ready to pick up after the approval of economic activities in almost all places except the Containment Zone. While the railways have started booking 100 pairs of passenger trains from June 1, on the other hand the way has been cleared to start limited domestic flights. The government has issued detailed guidelines regarding flights.
How the people trapped due to the lockdown are desperate to go to their village, this can be gauged from the crowd gathered for ticket booking. For regular trains starting from June 1, 5.51 lakh tickets were booked within four hours of online booking starting from 10 am on Thursday. A special thing was also seen in it that people are busy taking return tickets along with leaving. Railway minister Piyush Goyal has said that in view of ticket booking, the ticket booking will start from about one lakh two lakh Community Service Centers (CSCs) in the country from Friday.
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Railway Minister Goyal said in an interview on social media to BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra that tickets are not only being booked by the metros to go to small cities and districts, but also ‘reverse booking’ of tickets is. States like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Odisha have the highest number of return tickets. The Railway Minister has also said to increase the number of trains soon. Keeping in mind the convenience of passengers, ticket booking facility will also be provided at some railway stations in the next two-three days based on the new protocol. This will benefit those who do not have the facility of online booking.
CSC CEO DC Tyagi said that the software of these centers opened at the panchayat level in rural areas already has a link to IRCTC. After the permission of the Indian Railways, the reservation will start with immediate effect.
Meanwhile, after the Maharashtra government announced a ban on movement within the state, the Railways canceled the tickets for passengers whose journey was between the two stations in Maharashtra itself. For example, the ticket for travel between Mumbai and Nashik on the train coming from Mumbai to Delhi via Nashik has been canceled. Outbound people from Maharashtra will be able to travel.
Railways engaged in every possible effort
Railways have opened shops and stalls running on platforms with immediate effect. However, bookings for trains going to the states where Corona has more influence have not been commissioned. With the improvement in the condition, the sale of tickets will be opened there. Railway Minister Goyal said that so far 2050 laborers special trains have been operated to take the migrant workers to their homes, bringing a total of more than 3 million people to their destination. The Railways is currently running 15 pairs of AC special trains on the Rajdhani route in addition to Shramik Special trains for passengers. Other mail / express and suburban trains are closed. Freight trains have also been operating during lockdown.
Important things about railway service
– Booking of 5.50 lakh tickets in six hours of booking start
– There is also a frenzy of passengers for return tickets with out going
– Booking is being done from the website of IRCTC and the app itself
From today, 1.75 lakh community service centers will also be booking
– Preparation to open ticket window at some stations in a day or two
– Trains open for booking include trains like Duronto and Janshatabdi
– Hope to take a decision on the operation of some more trains soon
Booking will also be done here
The Ministry has informed that from Friday, tickets can also be booked or canceled from the Post Office, Passenger Ticket Facilitation Center licensee, IRCTC agent and the PRS counter of the Reservation Center.
Aircraft will fly on new guidelines
From May 25, detailed guidelines have been issued to start almost a third of domestic flight services. In the guidelines, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has advised the elderly, pregnant women and sick people to avoid air travel. Those in the Containment Zone will not be allowed to travel. All regular domestic and international flights have been canceled since March 25 in the country. The resumption of their operations will provide relief to large sections.
Keeping in mind the convenience of the passengers, the government has also fixed the minimum and maximum fare for the flights according to the distance for 24 August. Aviation Secretary PS Kharola said that 40 per cent of the seats in each aircraft will be booked at a cheap price.
Keeping in view the safety of the passengers, arrangements for hand sanitizers will be ensured at all entry points and various touch points at the airport.