ER: Guidelines for Passengers Boarding Special Trains, State Govt Protocols To Be Followed

200   Special Trains will start running  over Indian Railway system with effect from 01.06.2020.

Among these, 8 pairs of  Special Trains originating from or running via Eastern Railway system viz. 02377/02378  Sealdah – New Alipurduar –Sealdah special, 02357/02358  Kolkata – Amritsar– Kolkata bi-weekly special, 02307/02308  Howrah – Jodhpur – Howrah special,  02381/02382  Howrah – New Delhi — Howrah tri-weekly  (via-Gaya) special, 02303/02304  Howrah – New Delhi – Howrah (via-Patna) special (4 days a week), 02201/02202  Sealdah – Bhubaneswar – Sealdah (tri-weekly) special, 02023/02024 Howrah – Patna – Howrah special (except Sunday)  and 02213 /02214 Shalimar – Patna — Shalimar  (tri-weekly) special trains will start running from 1.6.2020 and onwards on their nominated days of run as notified earlier.

In addition to the other extant rules following Guidelines are to be followed for these Special Trains:

i) Only those passengers will be allowed to board in these trains, who have reservations. No enroute passenger will be allowed without reservation . TTEs will not permit any passenger enroute, even if berths are vacant. Any vacant berth will be given to RAC passengers only. No passenger without reserved ticket will be allowed to enter Station.

ii) No linen / blanket will be provided.  PASSENGERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CARRY THEIR OWN LINEN DURING JOURNEY.

iii) Packaged food / meal, drinking water, beverages  may be available  on payment.  PASSENGERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING THEIR FOOD / DRINKING WATER.  

iv) Quarantine / screening protocol of State Government to be ensured.

v) Standard health advisory including arrangements for hygiene /cleaning of stations to be followed.

 vi) Only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to travel.

vii) Wearing of face cover/face mask during the journey and downloading of AAROGYA SETU APP in the mobile phone are to be ensured.

viii) Passengers are requested to reach the station at least 90 minutes before departure of the train.

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