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IRCTC: Details Of 200 Trains That Will Run From June 1; Bookings Started

May 22, 2020

Bookings for the special 200 trains that will start running from June 1, have already started from May 21. If you have been waiting to get hold of a ticket, hurry now. No tatkal and premium tatkal booking permitted in these trains. It has been reported that there is a delay in

IRCTC: Details Of 200 Trains That Will Run From June 1; Bookings Started

booking tickets for train currently, with the railways citing Cyclone Amphan as the cause. Efforts are on to resume the same. A railway official said, “Firing of trains is a time-consuming exercise and it means actual loading of all information on train journey, its booking parameters etc and this is done simultaneously from both the originating zone and terminating zone. Due to cyclonic conditions in the East, the firing from that end is expected to be impacted for some time.”

With the country being in lockdown, people have been struggling to reach their homes, especially the migrants, and those stranded in different cities for varying reasons. As reported earlier, when India entered lockdown phase four, the government announced certain relaxations to facilitate people reach their homes safely. Therefore,

working on the similar lines, the Indian Railways announced that it would start running these special 200 trains from June 1. With the government relaxing restrictions in phases now, this latest announcement has been a reason to smile for many who were eagerly waiting for resumption of train services.

These trains will be in addition to the air-conditioned special trains and shramik special trains, which have been earlier started. Now, in order to get a set booked in these trains that are scheduled to resume operations from June 1, one needs to book their tickets online via mobile app or by visiting the IRCTC website. Both AC and non-AC classes will be available, and fares will be normal. As per the latest news reports, bookings for these trains have started from today.