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The Indian Railways recently announced its plan of running 200 non-AC trains starting June 1. One can book the tickets for these trains online. By Kumar Shree

The Indian Railways will soon add 200 more trains to its currently running fleet of 15 passenger trains during the nationwide lockdown. These new trains will run from June 1 and will be non-AC as opposed to the 15 trains that have been chugging on the tracks since May 12.

 

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As reported by India.com, a railway official said, “The fare of these trains will be minimal sleeper rates and can be availed by all categories of people.”

While Indian Railways is yet to declare the routes of these trains, it has revealed other details. The tickets for these trains will be available online only and no sales will take place at the stations. The online booking will start soon.

 

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In an earlier announcement, the railways had suspended its services till June 30. The latest decision has come two days after declaring the fourth instalment of the nationwide lockdown. Railways also said that these trains will be way more affordable and will prove helpful to stranded migrants who could not avail tickets for the Shramik Special trains. Apart from the current development, the Indian Railways is also planning to double the number of Shramik trains.

As of now, the Shramik Special trains have transported more than 21.5 lakh migrant workers to their home states. The railways have also urged the state governments to help with identifying and locating the stranded migrant workers, register them, and ferry them to the nearest mainline railway station. This will speed up the process of sending them home.

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