Trains and Flights have resumed partially – Here is what you should keep in mind

Government has issue strict guidelines for partial reopening of train and flights. Here is a summary of rules which you have to adhere to, otherwise you will not be allowed to travel.

Key points for train travelers

  • Booking for seats will be done on IRCTC website only.
  • Aarogya Setu app is compulsory and has to show green and safe status on your smartphone.
  • Each and every passenger will be checked so reach the railway station at least three hours in advance, even though railways has asked to reach 90 mins in advance.
  • Carry sufficient food and water with you as it will not be provided on the train. Only water and dry meals on payment.
  • Similarly no linen and bedding will be provided.
  • Only confirmed tickets will be issued. No RAC and Waiting list. No tatkal sale.
  • No counters will be open at the railway station. No platform tickets will be issued.
  • No person other than one holding a valid ticket will be allowed to enter the railway station.
  • Only online cancellation is permitted. Cancellation charges are 50% of the fare.

Key points for air travelers

As on the date of this article, 12 May 2020, trains have commenced operations while govt is yet to take a final decision on resumption of flights. Here are the key point of suggested SOP.

  • Aarogya Setu app is compulsory and has to show green and safe status on your smartphone.
  • No passenger above the age of 80 shall be allowed to travel.
  • No cabin baggage is allowed.
  • Check in just one bag allowed, less than 20 kgs.
  • Each and every passenger will be thoroughly checked for symptoms.
  • Passengers to report atleast two hours in advance.
  • Passengers have to be equipped with Personal Protection gear which will be notified later.
  • Visitors will not be allowed in airport areas.
  • Web Checking will be encouraged or maybe enforced.
  • Only passengers boarding a flight in next six hours will be allowed entry in the airport.

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