Regular Train Services Restored Under ECoR, Fares Reverted To Pre-COVID Rates
Bhubaneswar: In the wake of fall in COVID infections in the country, the Ministry of Railways has decided to change the Mail/Express/Passenger and Holiday Special train services to regular train services with immediate effect and revert to pre-pandemic ticket fares.
As per the decision, 76 Mail/Express and Holiday special trains and 14 Passenger trains under East Coast Railway (ECoR) jurisdiction will be restored with immediate effect.
The first digit of the trains will now not be zero as was in the case of special trains and the trains will be operated with their regular numbers.
The fares will be reverted to pre-COVID rates. But, all COVID restrictions will continue.
Second Class (general coaches and passenger portion of SLR) will continue to be booked as reserved in long distance Mail/Express trains except any relaxation permitted in special case.