New Delhi: The lockdown in the country has been extended to 3 May to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. During this time the train and airline will remain canceled as before. Meanwhile, the railways have also stopped reservations in trains till further orders. This also raises the question of whether the train will not run from May 4 also. However, at present, the trains have been canceled till 3 May.
Passenger train services cancelled till 3rd May 2020
All ticket counters will remain closedAdvertisement
Advance online ticket booking stopped completely
Online cancellation facility will remain functional
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) April 14, 2020
Railways on Tuesday issued a statement after PM Modi’s announcement that advance reservation in trains has been stopped. The ban is also on e-ticket booking. It will stay until the next order. However, the facility of online ticket cancellation will continue. Earlier, when the 21-day lockdown was announced, the railways did not stop booking tickets after April 15.
The fare will be returned like this
Railways said that by May 3, a full refund of cancellation of tickets for cancellation trains will be done automatically to those passengers who have taken e-tickets and those who have taken tickets from the counter, they can take a refund till 31 July. It was said by the Railways, ‘As far as the tickets for canceled trains till 3 May are concerned, the amount will be sent to the online booking people in their account.
Those who have taken the ticket from the counter can get the refund till July 31 after the lockdown opens. No cancellation charge will be charged. Railways said that the full money will also be refunded to those who cancel advance bookings for trains which have not been canceled.
Why did Railways take this step?
It is believed that the railways have taken this step because even though the coronavirus lockdown has been extended till May 3, even if the conditions for opening the lockdown are not allowed or the trains are not allowed to operate, the railway will once again get passengers. It will have to struggle to cancel the booking made by it and return the amount. People can also be saved from trouble.
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