Ministry of Railways has accorded permission to Zonal Railways to decide on reopening of retiring rooms at Stations keeping in view local condition including Covid related protocols issued by Government.

Railway Board has already permitted for restarting operation of Retiring Rooms, Rail Yatri Niwas and Hotels which are managed by IRCTC (Vide Railway Board Letter No. 2020/Catering/600/01/Pt.2 dt. 19.10.2020). Kumbh Mela 2021: Indian Railways Sets Up Centralised Control Room at Haridwar Station.

Retiring Rooms at Stations:

At present, various special express/passenger trains services have been introduced in phased manner as per the requirement. Considering the convenience of passengers, Railways has decided to allow operation of retiring room at stations subject to fulfilment of protocols issued by the Government. These convenience were discontinued post announcement of lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID 19.