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The Indian Railways is all set to operate 200 trains from Monday.

Meanwhile, the government has laid down certain regulations as far as rail travel is concerned.

It stated only those with confirmed or Reservation Against Cancellation (RAC) tickets would be allowed to enter the station and board trains.

With over 1.45 lakh passengers expected to be travelling on the first day, the Railways has laid out guidelines to be adhered by the commuters, according to reports.

Passengers are also asked to reach the station at least 90 minutes before departure and undergo compulsory screening.

Moreover, only asymptomatic travellers will be allowed to board the train.

These trains are in addition to Shramik Special trains and 30 Special AC trains being run since May 12.

According to the Railways, around 26 lakh passengers have booked for Advance Reservation Period (ARP) from June 1 to June 30.

The Railways has already decided to open food stalls and canteens at stations a day earlier.

This move by the Railways is an attempt to return to normalcy amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

However, Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra have expressed reservations over the restarting of train services from Monday.


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