Here are the details of the operating special trains (train route, timing, ticket info and other essential rules) you must know:
-The railways will be running 15 pairs of special trains from New Delhi from May 12.
-The special train will begin from Bhubaneswar every day from May 13 (Wednesday) at 1000hrs (10 am). This train will be completely air-conditioned having an aggregate of 17 coaches of 3A/2AC/first AC type. In the interim, the train from New Delhi to Bhubaneswar will begin from May 14 (Thursday)
-The Delhi-Bhubaneswar day by day special train will have stoppages at Balasore, Hijli (Kharagpur), Tata, Bokaro Steel City, Gaya, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction, and Kanpur Central among Bhubaneswar and New Delhi.
-Travellers can book their tickets just through the IRCTC official site.
-IRCTC site will permit travellers to book advance tickets as long as 7 days before.
-The railroads won’t issue Wait Listed (WL)/Reservation Against Cancellation (RAC) tickets. Travellers will just get affirmed tickets after booking.
-Travellers are allowed to drop tickets online just up to 24 hrs of the booked takeoff of the train. Half wiping out charges will be applicable for the travellers.
-The railroads will encourage just a restricted assortment of eatables including dry, prepared to-eat and bundled drinking water inside the train upon instalment. The railroads likewise asked the travellers to bring their own prepared food and drinking water.
-Travellers won’t get bedroll material inside the train. The railroads have proposed that the travellers may bring their own bed-sheets for accommodation.
-The train will begin from Bhubaneswar Railway Station from Platform 1 Master Canteen side. Travellers are mentioned to show up at Platform 1 from Master Canteen Side at any rate an hour and a half before takeoff of the train.
-Travellers with affirmed tickets just will be permitted into the Platform. All travellers should clear clinical screening before being permitted to board the train. Just asymptomatic travellers will be allowed to travel.
-All Passengers are encouraged to convey their own face spread, hand sanitizers, cleansers, and so forth for keeping up cleanliness during their excursion.
-The railroads further solicitation the travellers not to convey an immense measure of gear as chaperons/watchman offices may not be accessible at the goal stations.
-On landing in Delhi/Bhubaneswar, commuter should cling to nearby State Government wellbeing conventions as advised to such travellers. The railways has announced to partially start the train services almost 45 days after the services were suspended amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The national transporter started running Shramik Special trains from May 1 and till date it has operated over 468 trains and transported over 4.7 lakh people.