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New Guidelines for passengers in Suburban train services in Chennai region w.e.f 10-01-2022 Only Passengers with two doses of vaccination allowed for travel

In view of the pandemic situation prevailing in the country and taking into account the guidelines issued by Union Ministry of Home Affairs and Govt of Tamil Nadu, Southern Railway has been bringing our various restrictions and relaxations wherever required for passengers traveling in Suburban train services of Chennai region.

Now taking into account the current surge in the COVID cases and threat of Omicron variant, Government of Tamil Nadu has imposed several restrictions w.e.f 06-01-2022. As per this Suburban train services shall be permitted for operation with 50% of the seating capacity. o­n account of this, the following restrictions shall come into effect from 04:00 hours of 10-01-2022 (Monday) till 23:59 hours of 31-01-2022 in the Suburban train services in Chennai region including the extended areas of Chennai Suburban.

1.Only passengers in possession of Certificate for Covid Vaccination ( Both doses ) will be permitted to travel in Suburban trains. The passengers will need to produce the second dose vaccination certificate /Final Certificate for COVID-19 Vaccination for the issue of journey/season tickets at the counters along with their valid ID proofs.

2.For passengers already possessing season tickets issued prior to today, such passengers will necessarily carry the second dose vaccination certificate/ Final Certificate for COVID-19 Vaccinationalong with their valid ID proofs and produce the same o­n demand by the Ticket Checking staff.


3.UTS o­n MOBILE App service will not be available in order to comply with the above.

Appeal to Passengers:

1.Passengers are requested to be fully aware of the restrictions imposed by the Government of Tamil Nadu and to undertake journey o­nly in accordance with norms laid down.

2.Passengers are requested to follow all the COVID-19 protocols issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and Government of Tamil Nadu from time to time.

3.Passengers are requested to adhere to all COVID appropriate behavior such as social distancing, wearing of masks and washing of hands at regular intervals while in the station and o­n board the train.

4.Railway administration shall impose a penalty of Rs.500 wherever passenger are found not to be wearing the mask.

5.Passengers are requested to co-operate with Railway employees for checking of your valid documents at stations and during the journey.



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