In a big move, the Indian Railways on Thursday allowed reservation counters to open at stations from May 22, nearly two months after they have been shut because of the coronavirus lockdown.
In an order, the railway board stated that such counters together with the widespread service centres can open from May 22 for reserving reserved tickets and the zonal railways can establish stations on which the ticket counters can open. The Railways additionally gave a nod to the reserving of tickets by means of ticketing brokers.
The Zonal Railways have been instructed to resolve and notify the opening of reservation counters in a phased method together with dissemination of details about their areas and timings as per native wants and situations.
It could also be famous that operating of the Shramik particular trains will proceed to be dealt with by native state governments as per the prevailing protocols.
The opening of all these reserving amenities as soon as once more will mark an essential step within the graded restoration of passenger railway providers and making the duty of ticket reserving straightforward for all potential travellers from all components of India in reserved trains. All should adhere to plain social distancing tips and observe the hygiene protocols in view of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.