As many as 80 new special trains will begin to run from at this time (Saturday), as well as to the 230 trains already in operation. The reservations for these trains had begun on Thursday. The growth was confirmed by Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav, who at a media briefing, mentioned, “Eighty new special trains or 40 pairs of trains will start operating from September 12. These will run in addition to the 230 trains already in operation.”
Mr Yadav, who was lately appointed the primary CEO of the Railway Board, mentioned the railways will monitor all of the trains which might be presently in operation to decide which trains have a protracted ready listing.
“Wherever there is a demand for a particular train, wherever the waiting list is long, we will run a clone train ahead of the actual train, so that passengers can travel,” he mentioned.
The key consider deciding the 80 new trains was the actual fact that there have been many stations from the place the migrant staff are going again to their office, Mr Yadav mentioned.
“Many of these trains are running in the reverse direction of the Shramik Special trains. So, they (people) are leaving their homes and going to their workplace.”
“We are monitoring the occupancy of trains and will run more trains as per demand. Among the 230 trains, the occupancy of 12 is very less. We are running them, but will reduce the number of coaches,” he mentioned, including that the typical occupancy within the 230 trains is 80-85 per cent.
Mr Yadav mentioned the Railways is coordinating with the state governments whereas deciding on the introduction of new trains.
To a query about working trains for exams, Mr Yadav mentioned, “We will run trains whenever there is a request from state governments for exams and other such purposes.”
Earlier in a tweet, the Ministry of Railways had mentioned the Indian Railways would run extra 40 pairs of extra special trains from September 12.
“Indian Railways to run additional 40 pairs of more special trains w.e.f. 12th September 2020. These will be fully reserved train. Ticket can be booked from 10th September, 2020,” it had tweeted.
Indian Railways to run extra 40 pairs of extra special trains w.e.f. 12th September 2020.
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) September 6, 2020