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.
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||Route||Train Name|
|01016/15||Gorakhpur to Lokmanyatilak (T)||Kushinagar Express|
|01019/20||Mumbai CST to Bhubaneswar||Konarka Express|
|01061/62||Lokmanyatilak (T) to Darbhanga||Darbhanga Express|
|01071/72||Lokmanyatilak (T) to Varanasi||Kamayani Express|
|01093/94||Mumbai CST to Varanasi||Mahanagri Express|
|01139/40||Mumbai CST to Gadag||Express|
|01301/02||Mumbai CST to Ksr Bengaluru||Udyan Express|
|02156/55||H. Nizamuddin to Habibganj||Bhopal Express|
|02230/29||New Delhi to Lucknow Jn||Lucknow Mail|
|02296/95||Danapur to Ksr Bengaluru||Sanghmitra Express|
|02377/78||Sealdah to New Alipurduar||Padatik Express|
|02392/91||New Delhi to Rajgir||Shramjevi Express|
|02394/93||New Delhi to Rajendra Nagar||Sampoorn Kranti Express|
|02418/17||New Delhi to Prayagraj||Pragraj Expess|
|02420/19||New Delhi to Lucknow||Gomti Express|
|02407/08||ASR to NJP||Karambhum i Exp|
|02357/58||Amritsar to Kolkata||Amritsar Junction Kolkata Superfast Express|
|02452/51||New Delhi to Kanpur||Shram Shakti Express|
|02463/64||Jodhpur to Delhi S Rohilla||Samprak kranti|
|02477/78||Jaipur to Jodhpur||Jaipur to Jodhpur Express|
|02479/80||Bandra (T) to Jodhpur||Suryanagri Express|
|02533/34||Lucknow Jn to Mumbai CST||Pushpak Express|
|02555/56||Hisar to Gorakhpur||Gorakhdham Express|
|02560/59||New Delhi to Manduadih||Shivganga Express|
|02618/17||H. Nizamuddin to Ernakulam||Mangla Express|
|04009/10||Anand Vihar to Bapudham Motihari||Champaran Satyagrah Express|
|02629/30||New Delhi to Yesvantpur||KarnatakaSamprak kranti Express|
|02701/02||Mumbai CST to Hyderabad||Husain Sagar Express|
|02703/04||Howrah to Secunderabad||Falaknuma Express|
|02715/16||H. S. Nanded to Amritsar||Sachkhand Express|
|02724/23||New Delhi to Hyderabad||Telangana Express|
|02792/91||Danapur to Secunderabad||Danapur to Secunderabad Express|
|02801/02||Puri to New Delhi||Purushottam Express|
|02810/09||Howrah to Mumbai CST||HWH-Mumbai Mail|
|02833/34||Ahmedabad to Howrah||Ahmedabad to Howrah Express|
|02904/03||Amritsar to Mumbai Central||Golden Temple Mail|
|02916/15||Delhi to Ahmedabad||Ashram Express|
|02926/25||Amritsar to Bandra (T)||Paschim Express|
|02933/34||Mumbai Central to Ahmedabad||Karnavati Express|
|02963/64||H. Nizamuddin to Udaipur City||Mewar Express|
|08183/84||Tatanagar to Danapur||Tatanagar to Danapur Express|
|05484/83||Delhi to Alipurduar||Mahananda Express|
|06345/46||Mumbai (LTT) to Thiruvananthapuram Central||Netrvati Express|
|02805/06||Vishakapatnam to New Delhi||AP Express|
|02182/81||H. Nizamuddin to Jabalpur||H. Nizamuddin to Jabalpur Express|
|02418/17||New Delhi to Varanasi||Mahamana Express|
|02955/56||Mumbai Central to Jaipur||Mumbai Central to Jaipur Express|
|07201/02||Guntur to Secunderabad||Golconda Express|
|02793/94||Tirupati to Nizamabad||Rayalseema Express|
|09165/66||Ahmedabad to Darbhanga||Sabarmati Express|
|09167/68||Ahmedabad to Varanasi||Sabarmati Express|
|09045/46||Surat to Chhapra||Tapti Ganga Express|
|03201/02||Patna to Lokmanyatilak||Patna to Lokmanyatilak Express|
|02553/54||Saharsa to New Delhi||Vaishali Express|
|02307/08||Howrah to Jodhpu/Bikaner||Howrah to Jodhpu/Bikaner Express|
|02381/82||Howrah to New Delhi||Poorva Express|
|02303/04||Howrah to New Delhi||Poorva Express|
|02141/42||Lokmanyatilak (T) to Patliputra||Lokmanyatilak (T) to Patliputra Express|
|02557/58||Muzaffarpur to Anand Vihar||Sapt Kranti Express|
|05273/74||Raxaul to Anand Vihar||Satyagrah Express|
|02419/20||Anand Vihar to Ghazipur||Suhaildev Express|
|02433/34||Anand Vihar to Ghazipur||Anand Vihar to Ghazipur Express|
|09041/42||Bandra (T) to Ghazipur||Bandra (T) to Ghazipur Express|
|04673/74||Amritsar to Jaynagar||Shaheed Express|
|04649/50||Amritsar to Jaynagar||Saryu Yamuna Express|
|02541/42||Gorakhpur to Lokmanyatilak (T)||Gorakhpur to Lokmanyatilak (T) Express|
|05955/56||Dibrugarh to Delhi||Brahmputra Mail|
|02149/50||Pune to Danapur||Pune to Danapur Express|
|02947/48||Ahmedabad to Patna||Azimabad Express|
|05645/46||Lokmanyatilak (T) to Guwahati||Lokmanyatilak (T) to Guwahati Express|
|02727/28||Hyderabad to Visakhapatnam||Godavari Express|
|09083/84||Ahmedabad to Muzaffarpur – Via Surat||Ahmedabad to Muzaffarpur Express|
|09089/90||Ahmedabad to Gorakhpur – Via Surat||Ahmedabad to Gorakhpur Express|
|02245/12246||Howrah (1050) to Yasvantpur (1600)||Duronto Express|
|02201/22202||Sealdah (2000) to Puri (0435)||Duronto Express|
|02213/22214||Shalimar (2200) to Patna (0640)||Duronto Express|
|02283/12284||Ernakulam (2325) to Nizamuddin (1940)||Duronto Express|
|02285/12286||Secundarabad (1310) to Nizamuddin (1035)||Duronto Express|
|02073/74||Howrah Jn (1325) to Bhubaneswar (2020)||Jan Shatabdi Express|
|02023/24||Howrah Jn (1405) to Patna Jn (2245)||Jan Shatabdi Express|
|02365/66||Patna (0600) to Ranchi (1355)||Jan Shatabdi Express|
|02091/92||Dehradun (1545) to Kathgodam (2335)||Jan Shatabdi Express|
|02067/68||Guwahati (0630) to Jorhat Town (1320)||Jan Shatabdi Express|
|02053/54||Haridwar (1445) to Amritsar (2205)||Jan Shatabdi Express|
|02055/56||New Delhi (1520) to Dehradun (2110)||Jan Shatabdi Express|
|02057/58||New Delhi (1435) to Una Himachal (2210)||Jan Shatabdi Express|
|02065/66||Ajmer (0540) to Delhi Sarai Rohilla (1135)||Jan Shatabdi Express|
|02069/70||Raigarh (0620) to Gondia (1325)||Jan Shatabdi Express|
|02021/22||Howrah (0620) to Barbil (1305)||Jan Shatabdi Express|
|02075/76||Calicut (1345) to Trivendrum (2135)||Jan Shatabdi Express|
|02081/82||Kannur (0450) to Trivendrum (1425)||Jan Shatabdi Express|
|02079/80||Bengaluru (0600) to Hubli (1345)||Jan Shatabdi Express|
|02089/90||Yashwantpur (1730) to Shivamoga Town (2155)||Jan Shatabdi Express|
|02059/60||Kota (0555) to Nizamuddin (1230)||Jan Shatabdi Express|
|02061/62||Jan Shatabdi Express|
|09037/38||Bandra(T) to Gorakhpur||Avadh Express|
|09039/40||Bandra(T) to Muzaffarpur||Avadh Express|
|02565/66||Darbhanga to New Delhi||Bihar Sampark Kranti|
|02917/18||Ahmedabad to Nizamuddin||Gujarat Sampark Kranti|
|02779/80||Vasco da Gama to Nizamuddin||Goa Express|
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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