IRCTC on Wednesday said that it is going to resume its corporate trains, the Tejas Express for Lucknow-New Delhi and Ahmedabad-Mumbai routes from 14 February.
However, to ensure social distancing, every alternate seat on these two trains will be kept vacant.
Also, railway passengers before entering the coach will be thermally screened and will not be allowed to exchange their seats once seated. IRCTC Tejas Express passengers will be provided a “COVID-19 protection kit”, which will contain a bottle of hand sanitizer, one face shield, one mask, and a pair of gloves.
IRCTC had restarted operation of Tejas Express trains from October 17, 2020 after a 7 months ban due to the coronavirus lockdown, to cater to the need of the growing passenger demand, ahead of the festive season.
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The operation of the first one – Lucknow-Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express – started on 4 October 2019, while the Ahmedabad-Mumbai-Ahmedabad train hit the rails on 19 January 2020.
However, in November 24, 2020, Ithe IRCTC cancelled the Tejas Express trains due to low occupancy.
But now once again the transporter is resuming the services again from the second week of February.
Moreover, in a big relief to passengers, IRCTC will resume its e-catering services from next month, a statement from the railways’ catering arm said on Friday.