Traveling by train during the pandemic? You don’t need to wear a COVID-19[female[feminine negative certificate. Recently, Railways Council Chairman Suneet Sharma ruled out the need for passengers to carry a COVID-19 negative certificate to travel on Indian Railways trains, according to PTI. Sharma mentioned that those traveling by the national carrier only need to follow recent COVID-19 guidelines and protocols, issued by state governments after cases of the new coronavirus started to rise again. The Ministry of Railways has advised railway passengers to wear face masks and observe social distancing when traveling by train.
Indian Railways headed by Piyush Goyal said they would continue to provide rail services as demanded. The national carrier currently runs a number of 1,402 special rail services through the Indian rail network on average per day. In addition, 5,381 local / suburban train services, as well as 830 passenger train services, are also operational. In addition, a total of 28 special trains are operated by Indian Railways as busy train clones with high patronage. In addition, to cope with the influx of passengers, additional rail services are offered in April-May 2021 in the Central Railway area with 58 trains (29 pairs of trains) and the Western Railway area with 60 trains (30 pairs of trains). . These train services are intended for high demand destinations like Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Patna, Guwahati, Darbhanga, Varanasi, Barauni, Bokaro, Prayagraj, Ranchi, etc.
According to the Ministry of Railways, in fiscal year 2020-2021, Indian Railways, in freight transport, carried the highest load on record of 1,232.64 million tons. Indian Railways freight revenue for fiscal year 2020-2021 was approximately Rs 1.17.386 crore compared to Rs 1.13897 crore in fiscal year 2019-20. The national carrier also doubled the speed of freight trains to 44 km / h from 24 km / h the previous year. In addition, 450 Kisan Rail train services operated since August 2020 have transported more than 1.45 lakh tons of agricultural and perishable products, the ministry added.