Coronavirus lockdown | Indian Railways to reopen reservation counters from May 22
The Ministry of Railways on Thursday issued a statement saying they have greenlit the reopening of reservation counters and booking through common service centres and agents from May 22. Zonal Railways have been instructed to decide and notify the opening of reservation counters in a phased manner tomorrow along with dissemination of information about their locations and timings as per local needs and conditions. Furthermore, Indian Railways has stated that the opening of booking centers will be an important step forward in the graded restoration of passenger railway services.
Indian Railways has also announced that it will be opening reservation counters for booking of reserved tickets in a phased manner. It may be noted that running of Shramik Special trains will continue to be handled by local State Governments as per the existing protocols. The opening of booking facilities once again will help make the task of ticket booking easy for all travelers from all parts of India in reserved trains. Zonal railways have been advised to continue following the standard social distancing guidelines and observe the hygiene protocols in view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Below is the Ministry of Railways' press release in full:
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