Ban on air and train travel extended in India as the lockdown period was increased till May 3.

All passenger trains and all domestic & international flights were suspended till 3rd May in India till further notice. 

The ban on air and train travel was extended in order to control the spread of COVID19 in the country.

Air and Trail Travel Restricted till May

The decision to suspend all travel came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the lockdown from April 14 to May 3. This was done to control the spread of Coronavirus.

All domestic and international scheduled airline to  remain suspended till11:59 pm of May 3, 2020
Most Airlines offering to reschedule the flights for a future date.
Indian Railways have suspended all passenger trains till May 3
IRCTC to refund the price of train tickets booked till 3rd May automatically.

Domestic and International Flights banned

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation announced that all domestic and international scheduled airline operations shall remain suspended till11:59 pm of May 3, 2020.

All flights in India have been banned since the lockdown began in March. Earlier, the flights had opened their booking for flights from April 15. The ban is applicable to both domestic and international flights.

All Passenger Trains Suspended

The Indian Railways suspended all passenger trains along with premium trains, Mail/Express trains, Suburban Trains, etc. will remain suspended till 11.59 pm of 3rd May.

Not only were the trains suspended, but it was also announced that no ticket bookings will be done during this period. This means that no advance bookings can be done till the 3rd of May.

IRCTC also said that passengers can claim a full refund for train tickets till June 21.

For travellers who had already booked their train tickets can still cancel them on the IRCTC website. People who had booked the trains till 3rd May will automatically get the refund of the cancelled tickets.

Although the passenger services of the Indian railways remain closed, they continue to use special trains for the r supply of essential commodities.

News Sources:

India extends ban on air travel till May 3 amid coronavirus lockdown, Deccan Herald

Train services suspended till May 3, no ticket booking till further orders, LiveMint


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