Railway Ministry debunks reports on reservations resuming from April 15
New Delhi : Certain media reports on Thursday claimed that Indian Railways has resumed reservation services on April 15 for trains departing after the aforementioned dates.
The Ministry of Railways clarified that the reservation services were never suspended other than the lockdown duration.
The Ministry of Railways issued a clarification stating, "Certain media reports have claimed that Railways has started reservation for post-lockdown period. It is clarified that booking of reserved train tickets never stopped except for the lockdown period i.e March 24 to April 14." Since, advance reservation period for taking reserved ticket is 120 days, ticket bookings for April 15 and beyond were made open much prior to lockdown period.
In other updates, Indian Railways had recently launched special coaches which could be used as Isolation wards during the time of crisis if pandemic rises in the nation.
The total number of COVID-19 positive cases on Thursday rose to 1965 in India, including 1764 active cases, 151 cured/discharged/migrated people and 50 deaths, said Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.