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221/2021-22 25-06-2021
Categories of Passengers permitted for travel in Chennai Suburban network effective from 25th June 2021

In view of the lockdown guidelines dated 20-06-2021 issued by Government of Tamil Nadu, Southern Railway will allow the following categories of passengers to travel in the Chennai Suburban train system w.e.f 25-06-2021 (from 00:00 hours). The pattern of travel and type of tickets that will be issued to them is also juxtaposed below:


Category of Passengers

Travel pattern and ticket issued


Staff of State/Central Govts/PSUs/High Court and other courts/Staff of private sector and other sectors with permission letter and ID cards

·Allowed to travel round the clock

·Single/Return journey and season tickets will be issued


Passenger with a reserved ticket in a Mail/express train either traveling back to their home or any other place after completing a journey by Mail/express train or traveling from their home or any other place to a railway station for boarding the mail/express train

·Allowed to travel round the clock

·Only Singly journey ticket will be issued


Lady passengers traveling for any purpose

·Allowed to travel round the clock

·Single/Return journey and season tickets will be issued


Children below 12 years of age o­nly when accompanied by lady passengers

      Same as above


Male passengers not falling in category 1 & 2 above

·Allowed to travel o­nly during non-peak hours

·Only Single journey tickets will be issued

Male passengers permitted to travel during non-Peak Hours

The non-peak hours for this purpose are reckoned from the early hours of the day to 07:00 hours in the morning, 09:30 hrs to 16:30 hrs and from 19:00 hrs to the closing hours of the day. They will be issued o­nly single journey tickets.


Southern Railway appeals to all the passengers using suburban train services to follow all the COVID-19 protocols issued from time to time by Ministry of Health & Family welfare, Govt of India and Government of Tamil Nadu from time to time.

·Please do not enter station premises and train without wearing mask. Persons found not wearing masks inside railway premises or trains will be imposed with a fine of Rs.500.

·Please do not crowd while boarding and de-boarding the train

·Please maintain social distancing in station premises and o­nboard

·Please co-operate with Railway employees for checking your valid documents at stations and during your journey.

·Refrain from travel if tested positive or experience COVID symptoms like fever, cough, etc.

*The Schedule of Suburban trains and timings in various routes shall be notified through a separate press release.

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