After returning the fare of canceled trains till 30 June, Indian Railways will now return the fare of canceled trains from 1 July to 12 August. Also, after assessing the conditions in July, more special passengers can decide to drive. Railway Ministry spokesman D.J. Naren said that the Railways would take a decision on running regular time-tabled trains after evaluating the circumstances in future.
It is worth mentioning that after the bandh was implemented in the country, the operation of regular time tabled trains was stopped. Later, booking of tickets in these trains was also stopped from April 14. But as a result of the 120-day advance ticket booking facility, booking was done in trains till August 12. Earlier, the Railways canceled the regular trains till June 30, returning the fare amount to the ticket holders.
Railways has now decided to return the fare for the time tabled cars from July 1 to August 12. The Railway Ministry said that it is not possible to run regular trains running under the old time table due to Covid-19. Therefore, the amount of tickets is being refunded by canceling all tickets booked before April 14 in these regular trains.
Railways have made it clear that this decision will not affect the existing special passenger trains. The 115 pairs of special passenger trains introduced by Indian Railways will continue to run.