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Railways to introduce 200 special trains between Oct 15 to Nov 30 during festive season

The Indian Railways is planning to introduce 200 special trains between October 15 and November 30 to cater to passengers travelling during the festive season. 

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New Delhi Published on: October 01, 2020 18:38 IST
Railways to introduce 200 special trains between Oct 15 to Nov 30 during festive season
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Railways to introduce 200 special trains between Oct 15 to Nov 30 during festive season 

The Indian Railways is planning to introduce 200 special trains between October 15 and November 30 to cater to passengers travelling during the festive season. “We have conducted meetings with the general managers of zones and instructed them to speak with local administration and review the status of coronavirus.They have been asked to give us a report after which we will decide how many trains can be introduced during the holiday season. Our estimate as of now is that we will run around 200 trains, but it is an estimate, the number could be more,” news agency PTI quoted Railway Board Chairman and CEO V K Yadav as saying on Thursday.

Yadav also said that the Railways has decided to take stock of passenger services on a daily basis depending on the needs of the state governments and the status of the pandemic.

“As far as passenger trains are concerned, the situation now is that we will analyse the requirements of trains, the traffic patterns and corona status on a daily basis. Wherever there is a need we will run trains,” he said.

Yadav also said that the occupancy of clone trains, which were introduced by the national transporter in routes with high demand, is around 60 per cent.

“We have started the system of clone trains where every morning we analyse the data on trains through a software and our efforts are to ensure that wherever there is long waitlisting, a clone train is run there," he said.

"We have also decided that wherever the clone train is filled, we will run another clone train on the same route to ensure that there are no passengers waitlisted,” he said.

The Railways has currently suspended all regular passenger trains indefinitely. Regular trains have remained suspended since March 22. It started operations of 15 pairs of premium Rajdhani special trains connecting Delhi with different parts of the country on May 12, and 100 pairs of long-distance trains on June 1. It also started 80 trains additionally on September 12.

(With PTI inputs)

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