New Delhi (NVI): The Ministry of Railways today gave permission to Zonal Railways to decide on reopening of retiring rooms at stations, in view local condition including COVID-19 related protocols issued by government.
According to an official statement, the Railway board has already permitted for restarting operation of retiring rooms, Rail Yatri Niwas and hotels which are managed by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).
At present, special express or passenger trains services have been introduced in phased manner across the country as per the requirement.
“Considering the convenience of passengers, Indian Railways has decided to allow operation of retiring room at stations subject to fulfilment of protocols issued by the government,” the Railway Ministry said in a statement.
These convenience were discontinued post announcement of lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it added.