1.49 Lakh Tickets Booked in 2 Hrs for 1st Set of Spl Trains: Rlys

RAC, waitlist will be generated but waiting list ticket-holders won’t be permitted to board the trains.

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With a week to go for the third phase for Lockdown 3.0 to end, the <a href="http://www.indianrail.gov.in/enquiry/StaticPages/StaticEnquiry.jsp?StaticPage=index.html">Indian Railways</a> will start running ‘special trains’ from New Delhi on 12 May.
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Indian Railways on Thursday, 21 May, said that within two hours of online booking opening, 1,49,025 tickets were booked for the first set of 73 special passenger trains that will be run from 1 June.

The booking began at 10 am on Thursday. Shortly after, the IRCTC also tweeted saying, “Website is working fine. Tickets are getting booked.”

A Railways Ministry spokesperson said that only online e-ticketing will be done through the IRCTC website or through its mobile application.

Indian Railways on Friday said, “From today booking/cancellation of reserved tickets shall also be available at Post Offices, Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra licensees and through authorized agents of IRCTC along with Passenger Reservation System counters of reservation centers and Common Service Centers.”

The Railways had on Wednesday released a list of 200 new passenger trains that will start running from 1 June along with a new set of guidelines. The online bookings for the trains will begin on 21 May.

Here’s the full list of trains:

Train Number RouteTrain Name
01016/15Gorakhpur to Lokmanyatilak (T) Kushinagar Express
01019/20Mumbai CST to BhubaneswarKonarka Express
01061/62Lokmanyatilak (T) to Darbhanga Darbhanga Express
01071/72Lokmanyatilak (T) to VaranasiKamayani Express
01093/94Mumbai CST to VaranasiMahanagri Express
01139/40Mumbai CST to GadagExpress
01301/02Mumbai CST to Ksr BengaluruUdyan Express
02156/55H. Nizamuddin to HabibganjBhopal Express
02230/29New Delhi to Lucknow JnLucknow Mail
02296/95Danapur to Ksr BengaluruSanghmitra Express
02377/78 Sealdah to New AlipurduarPadatik Express
02392/91New Delhi to RajgirShramjevi Express
02394/93 New Delhi to Rajendra NagarSampoorn Kranti Express
02418/17New Delhi to PrayagrajPragraj Expess
02420/19New Delhi to LucknowGomti Express
02407/08ASR to NJPKarambhum i Exp
02357/58Amritsar to Kolkata Amritsar Junction Kolkata Superfast Express
02452/51New Delhi to KanpurShram Shakti Express
02463/64Jodhpur to Delhi S RohillaSamprak kranti
02477/78Jaipur to JodhpurJaipur to Jodhpur Express
02479/80Bandra (T) to JodhpurSuryanagri Express
02533/34Lucknow Jn to Mumbai CSTPushpak Express
02555/56Hisar to GorakhpurGorakhdham Express
02560/59New Delhi to ManduadihShivganga Express
02618/17H. Nizamuddin to ErnakulamMangla Express
04009/10Anand Vihar to Bapudham MotihariChamparan Satyagrah Express
02629/30New Delhi to YesvantpurKarnatakaSamprak kranti Express
02701/02Mumbai CST to HyderabadHusain Sagar Express
02703/04Howrah to SecunderabadFalaknuma Express
02715/16H. S. Nanded to AmritsarSachkhand Express
02724/23New Delhi to HyderabadTelangana Express
02792/91Danapur to SecunderabadDanapur to Secunderabad Express
02801/02Puri to New DelhiPurushottam Express
02810/09Howrah to Mumbai CSTHWH-Mumbai Mail
02833/34Ahmedabad to Howrah Ahmedabad to Howrah Express
02904/03Amritsar to Mumbai CentralGolden Temple Mail
02916/15Delhi to AhmedabadAshram Express
02926/25Amritsar to Bandra (T)Paschim Express
02933/34Mumbai Central to AhmedabadKarnavati Express
02963/64H. Nizamuddin to Udaipur CityMewar Express
08183/84Tatanagar to DanapurTatanagar to Danapur Express
05484/83Delhi to AlipurduarMahananda Express
06345/46Mumbai (LTT) to Thiruvananthapuram CentralNetrvati Express
02805/06Vishakapatnam to New DelhiAP Express
02182/81H. Nizamuddin to JabalpurH. Nizamuddin to Jabalpur Express
02418/17New Delhi to VaranasiMahamana Express
02955/56Mumbai Central to JaipurMumbai Central to Jaipur Express
07201/02Guntur to Secunderabad Golconda Express
02793/94Tirupati to NizamabadRayalseema Express
09165/66Ahmedabad to DarbhangaSabarmati Express
09167/68Ahmedabad to VaranasiSabarmati Express
09045/46Surat to ChhapraTapti Ganga Express
03201/02Patna to Lokmanyatilak Patna to Lokmanyatilak Express
02553/54Saharsa to New DelhiVaishali Express
02307/08Howrah to Jodhpu/BikanerHowrah to Jodhpu/Bikaner Express
02381/82Howrah to New Delhi Poorva Express
02303/04Howrah to New DelhiPoorva Express
02141/42Lokmanyatilak (T) to PatliputraLokmanyatilak (T) to Patliputra Express
02557/58Muzaffarpur to Anand ViharSapt Kranti Express
05273/74Raxaul to Anand ViharSatyagrah Express
02419/20Anand Vihar to GhazipurSuhaildev Express
02433/34Anand Vihar to GhazipurAnand Vihar to Ghazipur Express
09041/42Bandra (T) to GhazipurBandra (T) to Ghazipur Express
04673/74Amritsar to JaynagarShaheed Express
04649/50Amritsar to JaynagarSaryu Yamuna Express
02541/42Gorakhpur to Lokmanyatilak (T) Gorakhpur to Lokmanyatilak (T) Express
05955/56Dibrugarh to DelhiBrahmputra Mail
02149/50Pune to DanapurPune to Danapur Express
02947/48Ahmedabad to PatnaAzimabad Express
05645/46Lokmanyatilak (T) to GuwahatiLokmanyatilak (T) to Guwahati Express
02727/28Hyderabad to VisakhapatnamGodavari Express
09083/84Ahmedabad to Muzaffarpur – Via SuratAhmedabad to Muzaffarpur Express
09089/90Ahmedabad to Gorakhpur – Via SuratAhmedabad to Gorakhpur Express
02245/12246Howrah (1050) to Yasvantpur (1600)Duronto Express
02201/22202Sealdah (2000) to Puri (0435)Duronto Express
02213/22214Shalimar (2200) to Patna (0640) Duronto Express
02283/12284Ernakulam (2325) to Nizamuddin (1940)Duronto Express
02285/12286Secundarabad (1310) to Nizamuddin (1035)Duronto Express
02073/74Howrah Jn (1325) to Bhubaneswar (2020)Jan Shatabdi Express
02023/24Howrah Jn (1405) to Patna Jn (2245)Jan Shatabdi Express
02365/66Patna (0600) to Ranchi (1355)Jan Shatabdi Express
02091/92Dehradun (1545) to Kathgodam (2335)Jan Shatabdi Express
02067/68Guwahati (0630) to Jorhat Town (1320)Jan Shatabdi Express
02053/54Haridwar (1445) to Amritsar (2205)Jan Shatabdi Express
02055/56New Delhi (1520) to Dehradun (2110)Jan Shatabdi Express
02057/58New Delhi (1435) to Una Himachal (2210)Jan Shatabdi Express
02065/66Ajmer (0540) to Delhi Sarai Rohilla (1135)Jan Shatabdi Express
02069/70 Raigarh (0620) to Gondia (1325)Jan Shatabdi Express
02021/22Howrah (0620) to Barbil (1305)Jan Shatabdi Express
02075/76 Calicut (1345) to Trivendrum (2135)Jan Shatabdi Express
02081/82Kannur (0450) to Trivendrum (1425)Jan Shatabdi Express
02079/80Bengaluru (0600) to Hubli (1345)Jan Shatabdi Express
02089/90Yashwantpur (1730) to Shivamoga Town (2155)Jan Shatabdi Express
02059/60 Kota (0555) to Nizamuddin (1230)Jan Shatabdi Express
02061/62Jan Shatabdi Express
09037/38Bandra(T) to GorakhpurAvadh Express
09039/40Bandra(T) to MuzaffarpurAvadh Express
02565/66Darbhanga to New DelhiBihar Sampark Kranti
02917/18Ahmedabad to NizamuddinGujarat Sampark Kranti
02779/80Vasco da Gama to NizamuddinGoa Express
1.49 Lakh Tickets Booked in 2 Hrs for 1st Set of Spl Trains: Rlys
(Photo: ANI)
1.49 Lakh Tickets Booked in 2 Hrs for 1st Set of Spl Trains: Rlys
(Photo: ANI)
Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said, “Booking of train tickets will resume at around 1.7 lakh common service centres from on Friday, 22 May, across the country. Bookings will also resume at counters of different stations in the next 2-3 days. We are developing a protocol in this regard.”

He also said, “some states did not cooperate with us to run special trains for sending back migrant workers to their homes. I think there are around 40 lakh people who want to return to West Bengal but only 27 special trains have entered the state so far.”

The new guidelines released by Railways is as following:

  • The trains shall run from 1 June and booking of all these trains will commence from 10 am on 21 May
  • These will be fully reserved trains having both AC, non-AC classes; general coaches shall also have reserved seats for sitting
  • Second seating (2S) fare shall be charged for general coaches being reserved; seat to all passengers
  • Only online tickets allowed to be booked; advance reservation period shall be maximum 30 days for trains to be run from 1 June
  • RAC, waitlist to be generated but waiting list ticket-holders not permitted to board trains to be run from 1 June

‘Tickets Booked Via Agents Not Accepted’

“No tickets will be booked across the reservation counter on any railway station. Booking of tickets through 'agents' — both IRCTC and railway — shall not be permitted,” Railway Minister Piyush Goya had earlier said.

Goyal had on Tuesday announced that Indian Railways will resume the services of 200 special non-airconditioned trains and bookings for them will start soon.

In a series of tweets, Goyal had said, “In a major relief to the migrant workers, 200 Shramik Special trains will run today. And in the coming days these services will be increased on a large scale.”

“Besides this, Indian Railways from 1 June will run 200 non-AC trains on timetable. Online bookings for the same will start soon,” he said.
“Provision for pre-paid meal booking, e-catering shall be disabled. However, IRCTC shall make provision for limited eatables and packaged drinking water on payment basis only in limited trains, having pantry car attached,” he added, adding passengers are encouraged to carry their own food and drinking water.

The Railways also said that only four categories of Divyangjan concession and 11 categories of patient concessions are permitted in these special trains.

Aarogya Setu app is mandatory for any passenger to travel on these 200 special trains.

The announcement came a week after the national transporter started running the 15 pairs of special air conditioned trains.

He also appealed the state governments to help the migrant workers and list their names and provide it to railways so that it can run more Shramik Special trains.

“Migrant workers are requested to stay at their locations, soon railways will transport them to their destination,” he said in another tweet.

The Indian Railways suspended the passenger, mail and express train services on 25 March amid the nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of novel coronavirus outbreak.

The national transporter has started to run the Shramik Special trains from 1 May to transport the stranded migrant workers, students, pilgrims and tourists.

Till date, the national transporter has operated a total of 1,595 Shramik Special trains from various states across the country and transported more than 21 lakh passengers.The railways also started to run the 15 pairs of Special AC trains to different parts of the country.

During the nationwide lockdown, railways has also suspended the booking of the passenger tickets until further orders.

(With inputs from IANS)

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