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An old false message viral again as ‘10 new rules by the Indian Railways from 01 July’

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A message with 10 rules is being shared widely on social media with a claim that they are new rules of the Indian Railways which are going to be effective from 01 July 2021. Let’s fact-check the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: 10 new rules by the Indian Railways which are going to be effective from 01 July 2021.

Fact: The same message is being shared on the internet at least since 2015. The Ministry of Railways has clarified multiple times in the past that the message is incorrect. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

When we searched about the message in the post, it was found that a similar message is being shared on social media at least since 2015. Some of those old posts can be seen here and here.

A similar message was also published by certain news agencies in June 2016. But later many news agencies have reported that the Railway officials clarified – “This news is totally incorrect and baseless. A section of media has also published the news without verifying it from authorised sources of the Indian Railway system and it has created confusion among the minds of the people”.

Again, in June 2017, the Ministry of Railways issued a detailed clarification on the viral message, which can read here.

The staggered timings for booking the Tatkal tickets of AC and non-AC categories were notified in June 2015 itself. The official circular can be seen here.

The Suvidha trains were also started long back in 2015. The existing refund rules can be seen here.

To sum it up, an old false message is being shared again as ‘10 new rules by the Indian Railways from 01 July’.

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