With the Tamil Nadu government announcing that trains would be allowed to run in the State from September 7, reservation for tickets has started from today.
Social distancing measures including markings are in place in railway stations. Inter-district bus transport and passenger train services within Tamil Nadu would be permitted from September 7, Chief Minister K Palaniswami announced on Wednesday.
While bus transport is allowed only within districts as of now, there were representations from the public to the government seeking facilitation of services to go from one district to another, he said.
“Considering public welfare, inter-district government andprivate bus transport will be allowed across Tamil Nadu following the Standard Operating Procedure from September 7,” Palaniswami said in a statement.
Similarly, from the same date, passenger train services within the state shall be permitted, he said. Inter-state train services are already operational in permitted routes. Metrorail has already been given the nod for resuming operations in the city from September 7.
Inter-state train services are already operational in permitted routes. Palaniswami said alongside a slew of ongoing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, economic recovery was also imperative and the new relaxations were in continuation of stepstaken days ago like opening up places of worship, malls and lodges.
Appealing to people to follow the COVID protocol like social distancing, use of masks and hand hygiene, the Chief Minister said “the spread of the virus can be stopped if the government norms are followed without fail.”