IRCTC stated right this moment that it’ll restart the primary set of “non-public” Tejas Specific trains from October 17, seven months after the Lucknow-New Delhi and Ahmedabad-Mumbai companies had been suspended as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
It stated each alternate seat on the 2 trains will likely be saved vacant to make sure social distancing and passengers will likely be thermally screened earlier than getting into the coach and never allowed to trade their seats as soon as seated.
It additionally stated passengers will likely be supplied a “COVID-19 safety package”. It’ll comprise a bottle of hand sanitizers, one masks, one face protect and one pair of gloves.
The coach, together with the pantry areas and bogs, will likely be disinfected at common intervals. The bags and baggage of the passengers can even be disinfected by a workers.
“Use of face covers/masks will likely be necessary for passengers and workers. All travellers will set up Arogya Setu app and identical shall be proven as and when demanded. Detailed directions will likely be given to the passengers on the time of reserving of tickets,” IRCTC stated, outlining the SOP to be adopted throughout the preliminary interval due to the pandemic.
The 2 Tejas Specific companies are the primary set of trains run by a company entity, IRCTC, a subsidiary of the Indian Railways. The third IRCTC-operated practice, the Kashi Mahakal Specific between Indore and Varanasi will nonetheless not start its companies but.
The Railways has introduced it will permit non-public operators to run 150 trains.
The Tejas trains had been suspended on March 19 and can now run from October 17.
“On getting approval from the Ministry of Railways to once more begin the operation of the 2 widespread company trains, IRCTC is making all-round preparations to make sure that the trains as soon as began match the expectation of the folks by way of ranges of companies and security and well being protocols amidst the continuing pandemic,” the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Company Restricted stated in a press release.
Each the Tejas trains have been obtained very nicely by passengers for his or her high quality of companies and punctuality. IRCTC, by providing to compensate travellers for late operating of the trains, ensured the trains are correctly monitored and run on time. The services will likely be out there to passengers after the restart of the 2 companies, the PSU stated.
“IRCTC has carried out an intensive coaching programme to teach and practice its group of staff of Tejas Trains to handle the operations of the trains and supply companies in response to the ‘New Regular’ amidst COVID-19 pandemic and to observe the Normal Working Process making certain passengers security,” it stated.
IRCTC began the Lucknow-Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Specific on October 4, 2019, and the Ahmedabad-Mumbai-Ahmedabad on January 19 this yr.
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