The Indian Railways is all set to resume all the trains, but with new increased fare effective from January 6.
The regular train services were banned due to the COVID-19 pandemic since March 22.
Additionally, the department has made reservations mandatory. Only passengers with reserved seats will be permitted and those with no reservations will not be able to travel on the trains. The decision has been made to reduce the congestion of passengers.
Currently, only a few trains are being run as trials.
Reservations can be made online
As per the new guidelines of the Railway, the reservation will be essential regardless of the distance a traveller wants to cover.
Passengers can make reservations with the help of the ticket window, which will open half an hour before the scheduled arrival of the train. You can also opt to reserve seats online to avoid crowding at the ticket window.
Know how much fare will increase on these trips:
- Mailani Junction to Lakhimpur – Previously Rs 40, now the fare has reached Rs 55
- Mailani Junction to Hargaon – Previously Rs 45, now the fare has reached Rs 60
- Mailani Junction to Sitapur – Previously Rs 55, now the fare has reached Rs 70
- Mailani Junction to Lucknow Junction – Previously Rs 75, now the fare has reached Rs 90
- Mailani Junction to Gorakhpur – Previously Rs 175 and now the fare has reached Rs 190
Please note that the reservation fee of Rs 15 is included in all the aforementioned ticket prices.
Apart from this, Railways have started operations of trains for Jammu and Kashmir and Udhampur as well.
Passengers traveling to Patna, Durg, Varanasi, Ajmer, and New Delhi will receive the most benefit once these trains are operational from February 1.