Indian Railways passengers, take note! Indian Railways has issued an important clarification with regards to reservation of passenger train services on the network for the post lockdown period. According to the national transporter, some media reports have recently claimed that Indian Railways has started train reservations for the post lockdown period. According to the ministry, the reports by a section of media stating that Indian Railways has “resumed” ticket bookings from 15 April 2020, is not correct. The Railway Ministry further stated that the reservation for train journeys post the lockdown period was never stopped and is not related to any new announcement.
According to the Railway Ministry, the ticket bookings of passenger train services never stopped except for the nationwide lockdown period i.e., 24 March 2020 to 14 April 2020. Since the advance reservation period in Indian Railways for taking reserved ticket is 120 days, ticket bookings for 15 April 2020 and beyond were made open much prior to the lockdown period, the ministry added.