Railways are looking forward to easing the travel traffic pressure through various initiatives. Earlier, Railways started running “clone trains” which we had discussed in our earlier post. If you are un-aware, check out our post which offers a detailed view of what actually is the ‘clone train’ scheme and what are its benefits. The railways also started running 20 pairs of clone trains from September 12.
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The Indian festive season is about to begin from this month and many people are expected to travel during this period. Especially people from West Bengal, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh. Keeping this in consideration, IRCTC is planning to flag off 200 more special trains. Indian Railways on Thursday said that it is planning to introduce 200 special trains between October 15 and November 30 to cater to passenger rush during the festive season.
Railway Board Chairman and CEO VK Yadav said that the railways have decided that it will take stock of passenger services on a daily basis depending on the needs of the state governments and the status of the pandemic. In a series of events, officials have conducted meetings with the general managers of zones and instructed them to speak with local administration and review the status of Covid-19.
Officials of the states have been asked to give railways a report after which they would decide as to how many trains can be introduced during the holiday season. It is estimated as of now is that there will be around 200 trains, but it is an estimate, the number could exceed depending on the traffic and ticket bookings.
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Indian Railways would analyze the requirements of trains, traffic patterns, and Covid-19 status on a daily basis. Wherever there is a need they will introduce more number of trains.
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