Pune: Railways refund over Rs 13 crore for train cancellations
Pune: The Pune division of Central Railway has recently reimbursed around Rs 13 crore, to 1 lakh 93 thousand passengers for the trains cancelled due to the lockdown induced by COVID-19. The fear of the coronavirus stopped the rail service on March 22nd. However, rail traffic has resumed to some extent since June 1st. Currently, there are trains running over 200 routes in the country. Apart from that, 'Shramik Special' trains are also running for migrant labourers.
The Pune division of Central Railway has opened three windows at the Pune station to refund tickets after the trains were cancelled due to the COVID-19 contagion. The passengers are being reimbursed for cancelled train tickets. Passengers who have purchased tickets online are being reimbursed online, while those who have purchased over the counter are being reimbursed over the counter. This process will continue for the next three months, said Manoj Jawal, Public Relations Officer, Pune Division, Central Railway, while talking to Sakal Times. This includes trains running for long distances too. He also said that the tickets are being refunded at Pune, Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur and Miraj stations.
It is yet to be decided that when the railways will resume its full services. The central government has decided to close international flights till July 15th. According to him, trains are also expected to start after July 15th.