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The Indian Railways has decided to run a superfast special train (02424/02423) between New Delhi and Dibrugarh in upper Assam on daily basis from Tuesday (May 12).

This was announced by the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) on Monday.

The train will start its journey from New Delhi towards Dibrugarh on May 12, 2020 at 4.45 pm.

From Dibrugarh, the superfast train will start its journey towards New Delhi on May 14, 2020 at 9.10 pm.

The special train will have 20 coaches.

It will comprise one AC first class coach, 5 AC-2 tier coaches, 11 AC-3 tier coaches, 1 AC Hot Buffet car and two brake luggage-cum-generator cars.

The Indian Railways has decided to partially restore the passenger services with effect from May 12 in a graded manner.

Initially, 15 pairs of special trains shall be operated to 15 cities.

Only online E-Ticketing will be done through IRCTC website.

The Indian Railways has released the charts of the timings of special trains to be run with effect from May 12.

Earlier, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued the Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) to facilitate the movement of persons by train.

Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla in an order made it clear that movement of passengers to and fro and entry at the railway station would be permitted only on the confirmed e-ticket.

The order said: “Only those passengers with confirmed e-tickets shall be allowed to enter the station. The movement of the passenger(s), as well as the driver of the vehicle transporting the passenger(s) to and fro the railway station, shall be allowed on the basis of the confirmed e-ticket.”

In the order, the Home Secretary also said only asymptomatic persons would be allowed to board the train and there would be a compulsory medical screening of all passengers.

The said strict adherence to health and hygiene protocols and social distancing should be maintained during travel and at railway stations.


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