New Delhi: In view of the surge in coronavirus cases in the country, Indian Railways on Thursday announced cancellation of all regular mail, express, passenger and suburban services till August 12.
However, special passenger trains including 200 mail express trains and 30 Rajdhani trains that have been operating from May 12 and June 1 will continue to operate.
Full fares will be refunded.
“All tickets booked for the regular time-tabled trains for journey date from 01.07.20 to 12.08.20 also stand cancelled. Full refund will be generated,” the Railway Board order stated. Earlier, the Railways had cancelled all trains till June 30.
Passengers who booked from the railway counter will be eligible to apply for a refund from the date of the journey till six months. They will have a file a Ticket Deposit Receipt or TDR at the station. They can submit TDRs within two months to chief claim officer or chief commercial manager refund’s office. The refund will be processed after verification.
Online booked tickets will get an automatic refund on their accounts.
Railways ministry officials have said that more special trains in addition to the 230 trains operating during the lockdown period may also be announced soon in a separate notification.