Railways to set up reservation booths at airports to help passengers

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New Delhi, Sep 29(ANI): In view of the ongoing stalemate between Air India executive pilots and the airline management, Indian Railways on Tuesday said that it would set up train passenger reservation counters at all important airports throughout the country for the convenience of stranded passengers who want to travel by trains.

Ministry of Railways has also given instructions to all its Zonal Railways to give wide publicity through all possible means, including press and media for information of general public about the availability of a large number of vacant berths in trains.

Zonal Railways have also been asked to coordinate with airline officials to facilitate the movement of stranded passengers for using train travel option.

Air India on Tuesday cancelled over 20 flights, including 15 from the national capital, as a stand-off between executive pilots and the management entered a fourth day.

The airline also suspended bookings for the next 15 days.

According to an airlines official, about 10 domestic flights to Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Guwahati, Mumbai and other west-ound destinations were cancelled. (ANI)

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