Indian Railways has said that the decision on starting commercial scheduled passenger trains will be taken according to the demand of the states. Passenger train service can be started in the states from where there is a high demand for starting the train.
After the lockdown and restrictions of Corona are over in many states of the country, people are waiting for the regular train service to start. In view of this wait of the people, the Indian Railways is thinking of starting the normal service of the passenger train. According to a media report, normal railway services will be started in a phased manner from this month.
Indian Railways says that special trains are being run to provide facilities to the people. Some special festival trains have also been started but now passenger train service is also being considered to normalize. The Railways is thinking of this idea because many states have requested to restore the train service.
Indian Railways has said that the decision on starting commercial scheduled passenger trains will be taken according to the demand of the states. Passenger train service can be started in the states from where there is a high demand for starting the train. The states from where the demand for the train has been raised are Kerala, UP, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. However, before starting the service of the passenger train, the Railways will also look into the situation of Covid in that state.
It has been said in the media report that the Railways is considering several steps simultaneously. For example, people who do not have a reserve ticket can also book tickets by going to the station. This facility is not being provided as of now. Like the idea of resuming the monthly seasonal pass and the operation of special trains in view of the festival season. In this, the monthly pass has been announced and the government has also started the festival train. With this, the government expects the booking of trains to increase rapidly.
In view of Covid, normal services of passenger trains have been closed for the last several months. Although special trains are being run, people are waiting for the operation of passenger trains. People are waiting to get tickets at the station and catch the train. In view of Corona, the government has announced a discount on payment from UPI or BHIM at the railway counter, whose period has been extended till June 12 next year.