As railways to resume services of select trains from today, Section 144 has been imposed in nearby areas around the New Delhi Railway Station as a precautionary measure. Since the resumption of train service is from today, many migrants are unaware of the guidelines issued by the railway ministry according to which only those who have a confirmed e-ticket can enter the New Delhi railway station. Therefore, many migrants who have been waiting for train services to resume took to New Delhi railway station on Monday not knowing that tickets are not being issued from the station ticket counter and the only way to book the ticket is by visiting the IRCTC website.
Section 144 restricts the gathering of 4 or more people in areas it is imposed. The Delhi administration imposed Section 144 around New Delhi railway station area as many people were turning up to inquire about trains and also who would be boarding for their journey today. A huge queue of passengers was seen outside the railway station as passengers who are having confirmed tickets waiting to get entry.
Cops and other officials ensured that all norms of social distancing are maintained while people arrive at New Delhi railway station.
(With inputs from Diksha Pandey)