New Delhi (NVI): The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) restarted the first set of Tejas Express trains from today, seven months after the services were suspended amid the pandemic.
The two Tejas Express services, the Lucknow-New Delhi and Ahmedabad-Mumbai are the first set of trains to run by IRCTC, a subsidiary of the Indian Railways.
However, the third IRCTC-operated train, the Kashi Mahakal Express between Indore and Varanasi will not begin its services as of now.
According to IRCTC, it has conducted an extensive training programme for educating and training its employees of Tejas trains to manage the operations and provide services according to the new normal.
Happy to be back on track! #IRCTC #TejasExpress is now ready to serve #passengers travelling between #Lucknow–#Delhi–#lucknow& #Ahmedabad–#Mumbai–#Ahmedabad with all #safety precautions. #Book your tickets on https://t.co/e14vjdPrzt #GoTejasGo #Railparivar
— IRCTC (@IRCTCofficial) October 17, 2020
The IRCTC has resumed bookings for the trains on its official website and the IRCTC Rail Connect App, while considering the COVID-19 situation the two Tejas Express trains will not have dynamic pricing, as per the reports.
Furthermore, to ensure the safety of passengers, a Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) observing COVID-19 protocol has been issued.