RailRecipe had confirmed regarding requisitions made by the Indian Railway officials to run more trains with Ministry of Home and Welfare (MOHFW). This list has been finalized and Indian Railways has planned to run 40 pairs of passenger trains.
What’s the Update on New Passenger Trains?
Indian Railways will start running 40 pairs of new special trains (80 trains) from September 12. Reservation for these new trains will begin from September 10, said Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman, Railway Board. Earlier, Indian Railways had started running 230 special trains.
What Would be The Timings of These New Trains?
The timing of these trains will be as per regular trains and there won’t be any changes further. Stoppages will be restricted and will be taken into consideration by a discussion with respective state governments. Indian Railways had suspended all passenger trains due to the imposition of a nationwide lockdown from March 25.
The Complete List of 80 Passenger Trains
Here’s the complete list of 80 passenger trains that are going to resume from 12th September:
What About the Occupancy Rate?
While the average occupancy for the existing 230 special trains was 75% on an average, it has now increased to over 80%, Yadav said.
Apart from the above initiative, Indian Railways had started running special trains for JEE and other exams in a few states, the details of which were mentioned in our previous post. Don’t forget to check that as well. Well, if you are traveling via train during this pandemic, order hygienic and contactless food in train from trusted partners only. For updates on railways and more, subscribe to our blog and share your queries in the comments section.