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Indian Railways cancels all tickets till 30 June

As per sources, Indian Railways has cancelled all tickets booked for regular passenger trains for travel on or before 30 June

Indian Railways on Thursday cancelled all tickets booked to travel on or before June 30 and said that refunds for these ticket will be initiated.

As per sources, Indian Railways has cancelled all tickets booked for regular passenger trains for travel on or before 30 June. Refunds for these cancelled tickets will be given. All special trains and Shramik Special train to however ply as usual.

It further clarified that the Shramik Special trains — being run to transport stranded transport migrant workers back to their natives — and the 15 pairs of special trains from New Delhi will continue to ply as usual.

The Indian Railways resumed its passenger trains from Tuesday morning almost 45 days after services were suspended on 25 March in the wake of the nationwide lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fight the Coronavirus pandemic.

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The Government is running 15 pairs of air-conditioned trains, for which bookings started from 11 May at 6 pm on the IRCTC website.

These special trains run from the New Delhi Station connecting 15 important cities of the country — Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu Tawi.

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Regular train services, including Mail, Express, Passenger, and Suburban have been cancelled, said a notification issued by Director, Passenger Marketing, Railway Board.

“The competent authority has desired that all tickets booked for trains for the period up to 30 June, 2020 may be cancelled and full refund generated,” it added.

The Railways on Wednesday said that it has operated 642 Shramik Special trains since May 1, ferrying home eight lakh migrant workers who were stranded in various parts of the country due to the coronavirus-triggered lockdown. Of these, Uttar Pradesh received the maximum number of trains (301), followed by Bihar (169).

Among other states Madhya Pradesh received 53 trains, Jharkhand 40 trains, Odisha 38, Rajasthan 8, 7, Chhattisgarh 6, and Uttarakhand 4 trains. Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Maharashtra received three trains each, while one train each terminated in Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Manipur, Mizoram, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Tripura.

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