IRCTC’s Tejas Express sets its Foot Back on Track
By: Ashwathy Nair
- IRCTC has issued some guidelines for the passengers due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation.
- There will be no dynamic pricing on the train under the current situation.
- Passengers will go through thermal screening and sanitization process before boarding.
The Lucknow-New Delhi (Train Number- 82501/82502) and the Ahmedabad-Mumbai (Train Number- 82902/82901) services of Indian Railway’s first corporate trains will resume from today after a long break.
IRCTC, a subsidiary of the Indian Railways, two of the Tejas Express services are the first set of trains to run by a corporate entity.
There is a set of guidelines that are issued by IRCTC for the passengers those are travelling in Tejas Express. The guidelines are compulsory to be followed due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation.
Before boarding the train, passengers of Tejas Express must follow the new rules that are as mentioned below:
- In order to assure the safety of each passenger, (SOP) Standard Operation Procedure observing COVID-19 protocol has been issued.
- No passengers will be allowed to exchange their seats once seated. Passengers and staff should use face covers/masks (mandatory).
- “Arogya Setu” app should be installed by the travellers. The passengers will be provided with detailed instructions at the time of ticket bookings.
- A COVID-19 protection kit will be provided to each passenger which contains one mask, face shield, a bottle of hand sanitizers and a pair of gloves.
- Before entering the coach, a passenger must go through thermal screening and hand sanitization process.
- The coach that includes pantry areas and lavatories will be disinfected thoroughly at regular intervals. The baggage and luggage of the passengers will be disinfected by a staff allotted for this purpose.
All the passengers will need to strictly follow these rules in order to stop the spread of COVID-19.
“There is an extensive training program arranged, that is conducted by the IRCTC to educate and train the team of employees of Tejas Trains in order to manage the operations of the trains. The services are provided according to the ‘New Normal’ amidst the Coronavirus pandemic and to ensure passengers safety, the Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) will be followed.”
Today, as the festival of Navratri, the passengers in these trains will be provided with fruits.