Initially, 15 pairs of trains will be operated. Passengers must wear masks and follow other safety guidelines.
India is now going through the third stage of a nationwide lockdown, which is scheduled to end on 17 May.
Since March 25, 1.3 billion Indians are living under a lockdown, necessitated to keep a check on the spread of coronavirus. This train will be fully air-conditioned having total 17 coaches of 3A/2AC/1st AC type.
-Only those passengers with confirmed e-tickets shall be allowed to enter the station.
Railways said schedule details will be released gradually. Current booking, tatkal and premium tatkal booking shall not be permitted.
Moreover, all train passengers will be screened and only asymptomatic persons will be allowed to travel.
All passengers are advised to download and use the Aarogya Setu application.
The Railways also asked passengers to carry less luggage as attendants/porter facilities may not be available.
Are these separate from Shramik Specials and will there be more trains? The 15 train services will connect New Delhi with Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu Tawi railway stations.3. Soon after, the Ministry of Railways issued a clarification on Twitter that, "Data pertaining to special trains is being fed in the IRCTC website".
"Further, as requested by Cabinet Secretary, all State, Union Territory governments should cooperate with the railways in running more number of Shramik special trains so that travel of stranded migrant workers is facilitated at a faster rate", the letter said.
As the government has already run the Shramik special trains to ferry migrant workers to their native places, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday issued a Standard Operating Protocols (SOPs) that mentions strict adherence to health, hygiene and social distancing. On Sunday, 10 more trains left from CR and WR, with an average of 1,100 people per train.