All the four special Rajdhani Express trains which departed from different cities arrived in the national capital on Wednesday morning, while one train left for Thiruvananthapuram from New Delhi.
However, in the absence of public transport, many passengers were stranded outside the railway station with their luggage. Following which, a large crowd gathered outside the railway station with luggage and children on their toes, often flouting social distancing norms.
Many people complained that they were clueless as to how to proceed to their homes from the station, while some decided to walk to their destinations.
No official travel arrangements from the government were made to ferry the passengers from the station. However, some private taxi operators were seen providing services.
According to Northern Railway officials, the Ahmedabad-New Delhi, Rajendra Nagar Terminus-New Delhi, Howrah-New Delhi and Mumbai Central-New Delhi special Rajdhani Express trains arrived here on Wednesday morning, while the New Delhi-Thiruvananthapuram special Rajdhani departed from New Delhi railway station at 11:15am.
The railways has resumed the services of 15 special air-conditioned trains from 12 May, almost 48 days after suspending all passenger, mail and express trains amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.
The railways has issued a time-table for trains to be run between 12 May and 20 May. These daily, weekly or bi-weekly trains will run between New Delhi and all major cities across the country, including Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu Tawi.
(With inputs from IANS)
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