Travelling in trains won’t be easy post lockdown; know these changes made by Indian Railways
If reports are to be believed, it would not be easy for passengers to travel in trains post April 14 in case the lockdown is lifted. As per reports, the Ministry of Railways has prepared protocols for the passengers to check the spread of coronavirus in view of possible train operations.
Reports say as per the protocols prepared by the Railways, the passengers will have to come 4 hours early at the railway stations. This would enable the railway officials to conduct thermal screening of passengers at the stations. Moreover, only passengers with reserved tickets will be allowed to enter the station.
The sale of platform tickets will remain suspended till further orders.
Railways new rules
- Railways will run only non AC trains (sleeper class).
- It will be mandatory for the passengers to give information about his/her health to the railways 12 hours before the journey.
- Passengers will be required to follow social distancing norms.
- Only two passengers will travel in a cabin (a cabin with 6 berths)
- The trains will run non-stop (from one station to another). It will not stop in between.
- All four doors of the train will remain closed.
- If a person is found to have corona like symptoms like cough, cold, fever, etc, then he/she could be forced to leave the train in the middle of the journey.
Passengers with waiting tickets will not be able to board trains
As per the protocol, the passengers with waiting tickets won’t be able to board the trains. Railway official said that the protocols have been prepared by the Group of Ministers on Coronavirus. He further said that the Indian Railways are planning to run 307 trains in north India.
Masks and gloves will be distributed
The railway official said that it would be compulsory for passengers to wear masks and gloves at the railway station. Passengers will be given masks and gloves at the station for which the railways will charge a nominal fee. The railway staff will also be required to wear masks and gloves. Besides, outside vendors will not be allowed to enter the coaches.
In wake of coronavirus, the Indian railways have cancelled al the passengers trains till April 14.
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