Indian Railways is going to open reservation counters for booking of reserved tickets in a phased manner.
In a press statement, the Ministry of Railways on Thursday said, zonal railways have been instructed to decide and notify the opening of reservation counters in a phased manner tomorrow along with dissemination of information about their locations and timings as per local needs and conditions
“Opening of booking centers will mark an important step in graded restoration of passenger railway services,” the release said adding, “Indian Railways has also allowed booking of Reservation Tickets through the Common Service Centers and Ticketing agents w.e.f tomorrow.”
Zonal railways may adhere to standard social distancing guidelines and observe the hygiene protocols in view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
On Tuesday, the Railway Ministry announced that Indian Railways will operate 200 non-AC timetabled trains daily from June 1, which is in addition to the ‘Shramik special trains’ which are running since May 1 and air-conditioned trains running since May 12, which are transporting passengers and migrants stuck in various parts of the country.
The Railway ministry release also added that running of Shramik Special trains will continue to be handled by local State Governments as per the existing protocols.