COVID-19 | Railways to open ticket reservation counters in phased manner

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Ticket reservation counters at railway stations will re-open in a phased manner beginning Friday, the railway ministry said.

The Zonal Railways have been instructed to decide and notify opening of reservation counters as per local needs and conditions. These reservation counters will open from May 22 in a phased manner, along with dissemination of information about their respective locations and timings as per the local needs and conditions.

Indian Railways has also allowed booking of Reservation Tickets through the Common Service Centers and Ticketing agents from May 22 onwards.

The running of Shramik Special trains will continue to be handled by local State Governments as per the existing protocols.

“Opening of all these booking facilities once again will mark an important step in the graded restoration of passenger railway services and making the task of ticket booking easy for all prospective travelers from all parts of India in reserved trains,” the Railways Ministry said.

Zonal railways have been asked to adhere to standard social distancing guidelines and observe the hygiene protocols in view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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