Indian Railways cancels passenger trains till June 30; Shramik, special trains to continue


The Indian Railways has announced that all the tickets booked to travel on or before June 30 will be cancelled. Only Sharamik and Special trains will continue to operate.

The Railways will be refunding all passengers who booked tickets on trains that have now been cancelled, said the report.

Those who booked tickets through IRCTC website need not cancel their tickets as they will get a refund automatically.

Those who booked a ticket through passenger reservation counters can get a refund within three months and they need not rush now as counters are closed.


However, Shramik trains that ferry home lakhs of migrant workers, stranded in various parts of the country due to the coronavirus-triggered lockdown, will run – said the report.

The passenger train services have been suspended from March 22 in India. The Railways has been only operating freight trains to transport essential commodities.

From May 1, the Railways started operating Shramik special trains to ferry stranded people including migrant workers. From May 12, special Rajdhani trains started operating on select routes.

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One comment

  1. Sorry sir. we need to start about 30 long dostance regular trains with booking and a similar number of interstate long journey on daily basus overall for india soon. Those who have proper identity, no symptons of covid, police, army, nursing staff, people above fifty, children below 30 , ladies, students have tobtravel for sure. Thanjs

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