Mumbai: Indian Railways has refunded Rs 1,885 crore towards cancellation of tickets to passengers during the period of 21 March to 31 May this year on tickets booked through online mode.
Indian Railways suspended its regular passenger train services during a nationwide lockout to prevent the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus (COVID-19) in India.
Chief Public Relations Officer Deepak Kumar said in an official statement, “Railways successfully refunded Rs 1,885 crore towards cancellation of tickets to passengers during March 21, 2020, to May 31, 2020, on tickets booked through online mode Have given. ”
“The money has been transferred to the account from where the payment was made earlier at the time of booking the ticket. Due to the initiative taken by the national transporter, the passengers got their refund in time and did not face the inconvenience of visiting a PRS counter for collecting their amount,” the statement further said.
The nationwide lockdown was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 24 March, which ended on 17 May, however, on 14 May, the government extended the lockdown to 3 May. On May 1, the lockdown period was extended beyond two weeks. May 4 with some rest.