Indian Railways have started special trains to enable passengers to go from one city to another for COVID duration. These trains are rajdhani like trains and will be having only air conditioned classes. Only confirmed seats will be allotted in these trains. No waiting list or RAC tickets will be issued. No concessional fare allowed. Also Tatkal and Premium Tatkal quota booking wont be permitted in these trains. The passengers travelling on the train will be screened for coronavirus and those found asymptomatic will be allowed to travel.Railway board has also added that it will be mandatory for all the passengers to keep his or her mouth covered by a face cover. 2 covid trains run from Salem to Alleppey - Bilaspur Tirunelveli SF Festival Special (06069) and Hazrat Nizamuddin Thiruvananthapuram Central Swarna Jayanti SF Special (06168).
Salem to Alleppey Bilaspur Tirunelveli SF Festival Special (06069) departs from Salem Jn station (SA) at and arrives Alleppey station (ALLP) at . This train has 8 stoppages.
Salem to Alleppey Hazrat Nizamuddin Thiruvananthapuram Central Swarna Jayanti SF Special (06168) departs from Salem Jn station (SA) at and arrives Alleppey station (ALLP) at . This train has 8 stoppages.
Rajdhani express are premium category trains by the Indian Railways that redefines luxury travelling in India. It is a fully air-conditioned train which connects country capital (Delhi) with state capitals. That is why they are called 'Rajdhani' which translates to 'Capital' in English. These train runs at very high speed and therefore it usually takes least time to reach destination compared to other trains on the same route. Mumbai rajdhani is the fastest rajdhani train which attains a maximum speed of 140 kmph on some stretch. Rajdhani Express offers catering facilities inside the train the fare of which is included in ticket fare. Rajdhani trains have 3 classes - First AC (1A), AC II-tier (2A) and AC III-tier (3A) only and they are coupled with LHB coaches that have higher safety features. The ticket fare for Rajdhani is maximum amongst all trains on the same route and has dynamic fare (Flexi Fare) system. Waitlisted passengers are strictly not allowed inside this train. Rajdhani train coaches are usually painted in red with a grey colored strip outside. 1 rajdhani train runs from Salem to Alleppey - MGR Chennai Central Thiruvananthapuram Central SUPER AC Express (22207).
Salem to Alleppey MGR Chennai Central Thiruvananthapuram Central SUPER AC Express (22207) departs from Salem Jn station (SA) at and arrives Alleppey station (ALLP) at . This train has 6 stoppages. Salem to Alleppey rajdhani fare is Rs.2130 in First AC, Rs.980 in Third AC and Rs.1310 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also.