After plying special trains for stranded people, Indian Railways has announced to cancel all train ticket bookings made earlier for journeys till June 30.

The Indian Railways has announced in an abrupt decision that the trains have been cancelled and refunds will be issued to all passengers who had booked tickets for travel in these special trains.

These measures, however, do not include the Shramik Special trains that are taking migrant labourers from different states to their home states.

The cancellation process will be automated and the refunds will be given to the passengers with effect from March 21.

The Railway Board issued an order introducing the provision of waiting list not only in its presently operational special trains for journeys starting May 22, but also for all its forthcoming services.

It has, however, capped the waiting list on these trains — up to 100 for AC 3 tier, 50 for AC 2 tier, 200 for Sleeper Class, 100 for chair-cars, and 20 each for First AC and Executive Class — truncating the queues for confirmed tickets significantly.

The chances will come into effect for tickets booked from May 15 for journeys beginning May 22.

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