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Railways to start 80 new special trains, reservations begin on September 10


Published on Sep 30, 2020

Railways to start 80 new special trains, reservations begin on September 10

 

Railways to start 80 new special trains: The Indian Railways on Saturday announced that it will run 40 pairs of new special trains (80 trains) from September 12 for which reservation will begin from September 10.

These 80 new trains will be in addition to the Shramik specials and the 230 special trains already in operation.

“The composition of these trains would be same as of existing regular services. Stoppages shall be restricted in view of the suggestions of State Governments. These will be fully reserved trains,” the Railway Board said in a statement.




Railways to start 80 new special trains

Here’s the complete list of trains that will be in operation from September 12:

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While informing about the 80 new passengers trains, the Chairman of Railway Board, Vinod Kumar Yadav stated that wherever there is a demand, wherever the waiting list is long, the railway ministry will run a clone train ahead of the actual train, so that the passengers can travel easily amid the pandemic.

The list of 40 pairs of trains shows that a few will run on routes, including Delhi-Gorakhpur, Yashwantpur-Gorakhpur , Muzaffarpur-Valsad, Chhapra-Chennai, Korba-Vishakhapatnam, Puri- Ahmedabad, Dhanbad-Ferozpur and Bhagalpur-Delhi. Large number of migrant workforce comes from places such as Gorakhpur, Muzaffarpur, Bhagalpur , Luchnow and Puri. Yadav said while the occupancy for the existing 230 special trains was 75% on an average, it has now increased to over 80%. Only in the case of 12 trains, the booking is very low and railways may discontinue services on a few such routes. On the clone train issue, Yadav said wherever there is a demand for a particular train and wherever the waiting list is long, the railways will run such trains ahead of the actual trains. "These will have lesser stoppages and would cater to the need of passengers travelling for long distances," he said.

Vinod Kumar Yadav while informing about the new trains also mentioned that the work on the bullet train project is going well. The alignment and design have been cleared and clearance has also been obtained from other various authorities.

He further added that the land acquisition work has been slowed down due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, especially in Maharashtra.


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