ALL trains, station premises to be sanitized before resumption of train services

Railways are adhering to the guidelines issued by Union Ministry of Home Affairs on the movement of persons by train from May 12.  Persons with confirmed e-tickets are allowed to travel by train. All train passengers will be screened and only asymptomatic persons will be allowed to travel. MHA  has asked the states and UTs to ensure the strict compliance of SOP, for the movement of persons by train.MHA has said that in order to facilitate the movement of persons by trains, the following SOP is hereby laid down: Movement of trains shall be permitted by the Ministry of Railways in a graded manner, in consultation with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).-Train schedule; protocols for booking, entry, and movement of passengers; and coach service specifications shall be widely publicized by MoR. Only those passengers with confirmed e-tickets shall be allowed to enter the stations. The movement of the passenger(s), as well as the driver of the vehicle transporting the passenger(s) to and from the railway station, shall be allowed on the basis of the confirmed e-ticket. On arrival at their destination, the traveling passengers will have to adhere to such health protocols as are prescribed by the destination State/ UT. The Ministry of Railways had on Sunday announced to run 15 pairs of passenger trains with AC coaches and limited stops. These trains meant for 15 destinations across the country will run from New Delhi railway station. Ticket booking counters at the railway stations shall remain closed.

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