New Delhi: The Railways Tuesday cautiously resumed passenger service after more than 50 days, beginning with three trains out of New Delhi and five others heading for the national capital.
Each train had around 1,100 passengers, who were first screened. Passengers were also asked to report 90 minutes before departure time.
Since the trains are being operated amidst the ongoing lockdown, only those with confirmed e-tickets were allowed to enter stations.
There were queues approximately 1.5 km long outside the station as people waited to be screened. However, among that crowd, there were some who could not afford the ticket to their homes and had to remain in Delhi.
The fares of these trains are equivalent to that of the Rajdhani trains and passengers can book tickets up to seven days in advance.
ThePrint’s photojournalist Suraj Singh Bisht was at the New Delhi railway station to record the start of the journey.
(With PTI inputs)
Digital india has made internet very cheap that in the future people will have to survive by eating cheap data. Other foods don’t matter.
want from Mumbai to Howard , how I can go ,please suggest
Migrant labourers are daily wage earners or they send money home. They have minimum money with them the govt could have arranged non AC trains with fixed no of seats maintaining the sociaal distance norm. I am really surprised to see the poor being sidelined. They live in shanties. They manage their lives with minimum use of everything from food shelter water. Whereas the middle class and the rich waste all these resources. It is unfortunate that these people who have voted their leaders are let down by them. Sorry state of affairs.
Do we have any way to provide money for tickets and food for them
Our Prime minister has made this country a digital India long ago !! Why these poor fellow do not try to understand the :DIGITAL” India ? After all this country is not a poor one !! We are rich country and anything done will be and should be for the rich…from the rich and to the rich !!!
Shameless argument. Being poor doesnt mean people cant access the internet. Internet in India is the cheapest in the world. And poverty has nothing to do with education – being illiterate is a choice and that choice has consequences . There is no point complaining about online reservation – those who want to live in the past are free to stand in the Sun in 2 km long lines !
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