Standard Operating Protocol, for movement of persons by train
In order to facilitate movement of persons by trains, the following Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) is hereby laid down:
Movement of trains shall be permitted by Ministry of Railways (MoR), in a graded manner, in consultation with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
Train schedule; protocols for booking, entry and movement of passengers; and coach service specifications shall be widely publicized by MoR.
Only those passengers with confirmed e-tickets shall be allowed to enter the station.
The movement of the passenger(s) as well as the driver of the vehicle transporting the passenger(s) to and fro the railway station shall be allowed on the basis of the confirmed e-ticket.
MoR shall ensure the following at the train stations:
All passengers shall be compulsorily screened and only asymptomatic passengers are allowed to enter/ board the train.
All passengers shall be provided with hand sanitizer at entry and exit points at station and in coaches.
All passengers shall be wearing face covers/ masks at entry and during travel.
During boarding and travel, all passengers will have to observe social distancing.
Health advisories/ guidelines will be circulated by MoR through Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign for their staff and passengers.
On arrival at their destination, the traveling passengers will have to adhere to such health protocols as are prescribed by the Destination State/ UT. PIB
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