More IRCTC special trains coming soon! Relief for Indian Railways passengers; counter ticket bookings to open

More IRCTC special trains to run on Indian Railways network in the coming days! Today, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal made an announcement about the resumption of more passenger train services in the upcoming days.

The announcement comes within days of Indian Railways deciding to run 200 IRCTC special trains from June 1. Besides, from tomorrow, booking of train tickets will also resume at nearly 1.7 lakh common service centres across the nation. Also, the minister announced that in the next two-three days, ticket bookings will resume at counters of different railway stations.

The Railway Minister has also said that his ministry has permitted the operation of shops at railway stations. However, only takeaways will be permitted, Goyal said.

From 1 June 2020, as many as 200 special passenger train services will be operated by the national transporter. The online ticket bookings for these trains started today (21 May 2020) at 10:00 AM.

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