COVID-19: Follow These SOPs To Travel By Train
New Delhi: Passengers with fully waiting list ticket shall not be permitted to travel by train or enter the station. Unreserved tickets (UTS) shall be permitted on limited trains only on which such unreserved journey has been permitted.
The Ministry of Railways stated this in a Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) issued by it regarding for movement of passengers by train.
Other SOPs include:
Catering charges will not be included in the fare
Prepaid catering services in trains has been disabled. Ready to eat meals, packed items, packaged drinking water bottles, tea, coffee, beverages etc, will be made available on trains on payment basis through pantry cars, trains side vending. This information to be made available during the time of booking ticket
IRCTC shall enable catering services to passengers through e-catering facility
No linen, blankets and curtains will be provided inside the train.
Bedroll kits are available on purchase at all multi-purpose stalls.
Wearing face mask is compulsory at stations and in trains, failing which a fine of Rs 500 will be collected from passengers
All passengers have been to download Arogya Setu App
Asymptomatic passengers, after subjected to thermal screening at station, will be permitted to travel
Passengers should carry their own hand sanitizers and observe social distancing.