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Indian Railways Releases List Of Trains To Run From June 1, Bookings Open May 21

The list includes several pairs of trains originating from Odisha & running through the State as well under the jurisdiction of the East Coast Railway.

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Railways on Wednesday released the list of 200 trains which will resume operation from June 1. The national transporter informed that bookings for the train will begin from May 21, 10 am.

List of trains running through Odisha which will resume operation from June 1 as per East Coast Railways —

Bhubaneswar-Mumbai Konark Express

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Howrah-Secunderabad Falaknuma Express

Puri-New Delhi Purushottam Express

Howrah-Mumbai CST Mail

Howrah-Bhubaneswar Jan Shatabdi Express

Howrah Barbil Jan Shatabdi

Howrah Yeshwantpur Duronto

Dhanbad-Alleppey Express

Howrah Ahmedabad Express

According to the Indian Railways, the bookings of tickets can be through online IRCTC website or app and advance reservation period shall be maximum 30 days for trains to be run from 1 June, the Railways said.

These trains will be fully reserved trains having both AC, non-AC classes and the general coaches shall also have reserved seats for sitting meaning there will be no unreserved coach in these trains.

Second seating (2S) fare shall be charged for general coaches being reserved and seats will be given to all passengers, it said.

The transporter said that no tatkal and premium tatkal booking shall be permitted and added that no tickets will be sold at any railway station and prospective travellers should not come to the railway station to buy tickets.

No unreserved (UTS) tickets will be issued and no tickets will be issued onboard to any passenger during the journey. RAC, waitlist to be generated but waiting list ticket-holders not permitted to board trains to be run from June 1.

No concessional train tickets will be allowed except four categories of Divyangjan and 11 categories of patient concessions.

No catering charges will be included in the train fare. Passengers may ask for food on payment basis from IRCTC with limited eatables and packaged drinking water. It would be advisable to carry own food during journey.

Apart from this, no blanket and linen will be provided in the train and passengers may take their own arrangements.

— Indian Railways

It may be noted that the Indian Railways had cancelled operation of all trains since enforcement of nationwide lockdown on March 22 in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.

However looking at the huge migrant exodus, it began ferrying stranded people under its Shramik Special initiative. As per reports, so far, Indian Railways has ferried more than 21.5 lakh migrants to their home states through “Shramik Special” trains in 19 days and will operate more than 1600 Special trains in the coming days.

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