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Govt says no to trains, air services even after May 3

Govt says no to trains, air services even after May 3

Govt says no to trains, air services even after May 3

In view of the rising outbreak of Corona virus, the lockdown in the country has been extended till May 3 but there is less possibility of rail and air services starting after May 3. The meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM), chaired by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, said that the final decision will be taken only on the opinion of the Ministry of Health in this regard. The GoM is not in favor of starting passenger trains. Strict adherence to social distancing is not possible in trains. Air India and other private airlines have been asked not to book after May 3.

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Trains will not start after May 3

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday clarified that the Central Government has not yet taken any decision to start operating rail or aviation services and it is meaningless to discuss any more on this subject. Asked if the government has set a deadline for starting passenger services like rail or aircraft, Javadekar told that these have to start one day but what days it will be, cannot say anything about it yet. . It is meaningless to discuss this now because we are reviewing the state of the world every day and getting some new lessons every day. In this way we are moving forward.

Govt says no to trains, air services even after May 3
Govt says no to trains, air services even after May 3

Explain that to tackle the spread of Corona virus, the government has extended the lockdown implemented from 25 March to 14 April till 3 May. During this period, there were travel restrictions on all types of public transport, railways and airways in the country.

Ban on air ticket booking

Some airlines had announced bookings starting May 4 on select domestic routes. On this, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Saturday that airlines are advised to start booking tickets only after the government decides on starting domestic and international passenger flight services.


Puri tweeted, ‘The Civil Aviation Ministry has clarified that no decision has yet been taken to start domestic or international operations. Earlier in the day, Air India said it would take bookings for domestic flights on some routes from May 4 and select international flights from June 1. At the same time, in view of the lockdown, the railways has also stopped operating passenger trains till May 3 and also said that there will be no advance booking.

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