Indian Railways cancels all booked tickets till June-end

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Indian Railways cancels all booked tickets till June-end
Indian Railways cancels all booked tickets till June-end

Ticket bookings : The Indian Railways on Thursday announced that all passenger trains, barring the Sharamik Special and 30 special trains which started ferrying passengers from May 12, will remain suspended till June-end.

All the tickets booked on such trains till June 30 have been cancelled and will be fully refunded to the passengers. Claims of such refunds must be filed online as ticket windows at stations would remain shut during the lockdown.

Indian Railways had suspended operations in the country on March 22 in wake of coronavirus spread. However, freight trains carrying essential goods have continued to ply during this period.

After being suspended for 50 days, the Railways started operating special trains to ferry stranded passengers in different parts of the country.

The wait listed tickets are currently not being issued for the passenger trains that began from May 12. The booking for the new lot of passenger trains will begin from May 15.

The railways has, however, capped the waiting list on these trains -- up to 100 for AC 3 Tier, 50 for AC 2 Tier, 200 for Sleeper Class, 100 for Chair Cars and 20 each for First AC and Executive Class.

Earlier this month, the railways had also started Shramik special trains to ferry migrant workers stranded in various parts of the country due to the coronavirus-triggered lockdown back to their home states.