Indian Railways to restart passenger services of Tejas Express train from Oct 17

Indian Railways to restart passenger services of Tejas Express train from Oct 17

After a span of seven months, IRCTC is now ready to restart operations of Tejas Express trains from October 17, 2020. According to the reports, the Tejas Express trains will run on Lucknow-New Delhi and Ahmedabad-Mumbai route to meet passenger demand for the upcoming festive season.

Reportedly, a week before making this announcement, railway board chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav had told in an official statement that the railways wants to operate more than 200 trains from October 15 till November for the upcoming festivals.

Furthermore, as per the official statement, IRCTC has taken permission to run the two popular corporate trains from the Railway Ministry and is preparing to meet expectations of passengers as far as services, safety and health protocols are concerned. To ensure physical distancing, every alternate seat will be kept vacant.

Indian Railways to restart passenger services of Tejas Express train from Oct 17

The SOPs state that no passenger would be allowed to exchange seats once seated, and every passenger and staff member has to wear masks during the train journey. In addition, having the Aarogya Setu app installed in mobile phones will be compulsory for every passenger on board.

Reportedly, passengers will also be given COVID-19 protection kits, having a bottle of hand sanitizers, a mask and shield, and a pair of gloves. Passengers will be thermally screened for virus symptoms before entering the train coach. The luggage of the passengers will be disinfected by railway staff; cleaning and regular disinfection of the coaches will also be done.

Tejas train services were suspended due to the spread of Coronavirus in India in March 2019.

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