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JUNE-2020

Friday, June 5, 2020
INDIGO SHALL BE OPERATING NEW FLIGHTS FROM VISAKHAPATNAM AIRPORT Indigo shall be operating new flights from Visakhapatnam airport with effect from June 5th to Hyderabad(three days - Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) and Bengaluru( Wednesday, Friday Sunday)

Monday, May 25, 2020
FLIGHT OPERATIONS AT VISAKHAPATNAM AIRPORT State government having decided to cancel flight operations from Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada on Monday, fliers have been left in the lurch about ticket refunds and their accommodation into flights on other dates. According to airline officials, going by regulations set up Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), it would be impossible to fly additional flights to accommodate these fliers. "As of now, as per DGCA instructions, only limited operations (about one third) would be permitted. Further augmentation of flights will be done in a calibrated manner. So we think, we will be able to fly additional flights soon. However, accommodation is possible for passengers who wish to be accommodated subject to seat availability," an airline official said.Flights that were cancelled since the domestic flights were restricted on March 25, where most airlines provided credit voucher to the passengers, this time airlines may not give full fare refund to the passengers.

Thursday, May 21, 2020
RAILWAYS TO RUN SPECIAL TRAINS FROM AND THROUGH EAST COAST RAILWAY JURISDICTION TO EVACUATE STRANDED PASSENGERS In addition to the services of Shramik Special trains, Indian Railways has announced to run 200 new Time Tabled Trains from June 1, 2020. In view this, it has been decided to run 11 pairs of Special Trains from and through East Coast Railway (ECoR) jurisdiction w.e.f. 1st June, 2020. Six pairs of Special trains will originate and three pairs will run through ECoR jurisdiction as per scheduled time to be announced shortly. Among the trains, One Train Konark Express will run between Bhubaneswar and Mumbai, AP EXPRESS from Visakhapatnam to New Delhi and Secunderabad - Visakhapatnam Godavari Express. The trains planned to run through ECoR jurisdiction are: Howrah - Secunderabad Falaknuma Express, Dhanbad - Alleppey Express and Howrah - Yesvantpur Duranto. The routes and schedule of the above trains will be announced shortly. The booking for these trains will be only online on IRCTC website or through Mobile App. Booking of tickets through IRCTC Railway Agents have not been permitted. No tickets will be sold at any railway station and prospective travellers should not come to the railway station to buy tickets. The advance period for booking tickets in these trains will be 30 days. RAC and Waiting list Tickets can be generated in these trains but, after preparation of final passenger chart, waiting list passengers can not be allowed to board the train. Tatkal Train Tickets will not also be generated in these trains. Current booking will also be permitted through online, after chart preparation and two hours before departure of the trains. No concessional train tickets will be allowed except four categories of Divyangjan and 11 categories of patient concessions. These trains will be run with reserved berths with normal Mail/Express and Superfast train fare. 2nd class fare will be charged for the passengers travelling in General Second Class coaches with reserved berths. No catering charges will be included in the train fare. Passengers may ask for food on payment basis from IRCTC with limited eatables and packaged drinking water. It would be advisable to carry own food during journey. Apart from this, no blanket and linen will be provided in the train and passengers may take their own arrangements.