Updated: October 7, 2020 2:05:29 pm
IRCTC mentioned Wednesday it should restart the primary set of “personal” Tejas Express trains from October 17, seven months after the Lucknow-New Delhi and Ahmedabad-Mumbai providers had been suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
It mentioned each alternate seat on the 2 trains can be saved vacant to make sure social distancing and passengers can be thermally screened earlier than coming into the coach and never allowed to change their seats as soon as seated.
It additionally mentioned passengers can be supplied a “Covid-19 safety package”. It will comprise a bottle of hand sanitizers, one masks, one face defend and one pair of gloves.
The coach, together with the pantry areas and bathrooms, can be disinfected at common intervals. The baggage and baggage of the passengers can even be disinfected by a workers.
“Use of face covers/masks can be obligatory for passengers and workers. All travellers will set up Arogya Setu app and identical shall be proven as and when demanded. Detailed directions can be given to the passengers on the time of reserving of tickets,” IRCTC mentioned, outlining the SOP to be adopted through the preliminary interval due to the pandemic.
The two Tejas Express providers are the primary set of trains run by a company entity, IRCTC, a subsidiary of the Indian Railways. The third IRCTC-operated prepare, the Kashi Mahakal Express between Indore and Varanasi will nevertheless not start its providers but.
The Railways has introduced it might permit personal operators to run 150 trains.
The Tejas trains had been suspended on March 19 and can now run from October 17.
“On getting approval from the Ministry of Railways to once more begin the operation of the 2 common company trains, IRCTC is making all-round preparations to make sure that the trains as soon as began match the expectation of the folks when it comes to ranges of providers and security and well being protocols amidst the continuing pandemic,” the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited mentioned in a press release.
Both the Tejas trains have been acquired very properly by passengers for his or her high quality of providers and punctuality. IRCTC, by providing to compensate travellers for late operating of the trains, ensured the trains are correctly monitored and run on time. The services can be obtainable to passengers after the restart of the 2 providers, the PSU mentioned.
“IRCTC has performed an in depth coaching programme to teach and prepare its crew of staff of Tejas Trains to handle the operations of the trains and supply providers in response to the ‘New Normal’ amidst COVID-19 pandemic and to observe the Standard Operating Procedure making certain passengers security,” it mentioned.?
IRCTC began the Lucknow-Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express on October 4, 2019, and the Ahmedabad-Mumbai-Ahmedabad on January 19 this 12 months.
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