As per the Unlock 4.0 guidelines, the center has lifted restrictions on several sectors. For hassle-free transportation of people now, the Indian Railways has also reportedly decided to run more trains.
As per the DD News report from September 12, Indian Railway is going to add 80 more trains to already in operational 230 trains across the country.
In consultation with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), The Ministry of Railways (MOR) has decided to run 40 pairs (80 trains) of more special trains from September 12, 2020.
However, from the coming week, the booking for the new 80 passenger trains will begin. As per the report, the trains will be entirely reserved, and the booking of accommodation in these trains shall start from September 10, 2020.
From those 80 trains, the South Western Railway (SWR) railway zone will operate seven additional unique pairs of trains.
The trains will operate from Bengaluru Cantonment to Guwahati, Yeshwanthpur to Bikaner, Mysuru to Jaipur, Mysuru to Solapur, Yeshwanthpur to Gorakhpur, and KSR Bengaluru to New Delhi.
The national transporter will monitor the special trains, and wherever there is a request for a train, if the waiting list is long, then Railways will run another train, said Railways CEO, VK Yadav.
As being asked, Mr. Yadav, for running trains for candidates appearing in various exams across the country, said that they would run trains whenever requested from the state governments for exams and other such purposes.
Mr. Yadav added that there would be immediate action for removing garbage along the tracks taken jointly by the Indian Railways and the Delhi government following the top court’s orders.
From May 12 and June 1, the Indian Railways has launched 15 pairs of special air-Conditioned trains and 100 pairs of time-tabled special trains, respectively.