The Railways in the present day cancelled tickets of all passengers of particular trains whose originating and terminating stations fall inside Maharashtra after the state authorities prohibited inter-district journey.
In an order issued in the present day, the railways stated all of the tickets of the particular trains scheduled to run from June 1 in Maharashtra can be routinely cancelled and full refund can be supplied to passengers.
It additionally stated that until additional discover, intra-state bookings inside Maharashtra shouldn’t be permitted.
This, nevertheless, doesn’t imply that trains can’t originate from stations in Maharashtra, a railway spokesperson stated.
“It signifies that individuals can’t board and deboard a prepare from throughout the state,” he stated.
As an illustration, if a prepare from Mumbai to Kanpur goes through Nashik, no passenger who has boarded the prepare from any station in Maharashtra can deboard throughout the boundaries of the state.
Nevertheless, a passenger can board the prepare from Nashik and journey exterior the state, the spokesperson defined.
“Solely those that have availed tickets to journey throughout the state can’t accomplish that now,” he added.
The 100 pairs of particular trains, together with the Duronto Categorical, Jan Shatabdi and a number of other widespread mail and specific trains, are scheduled to start their journey from June 1.
The railway board order additionally acknowledged that passengers must be despatched an SMS stating that, “Attributable to restrictions imposed by Maharashtra authorities for journey throughout the state by prepare, your ticket has been cancelled and full refund shall be given.”