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)
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