Indian Railways will continue to provide trains services as per demand amid Covid-19 surge. There is no shortage of train services and no plan to stop train services, said Railway Board chairman Suneet Sharma.
As per the Ministry, Indian Railways is running a total of 1402 specials trains on an average per day. A total of 5381 Suburban train services and 830 passenger train services are also operational. Apart from this, 28 special trains are being operated as clones of highly patronized trains with high patronage.
Moreover, additional trains are being run during April-May 2021 to clear rush in Central Railway with 58 trains (29 pairs) and Western Railway with 60 trains (30 pairs). These trains are for destinations having high demand like Gorakhpur, Patna, Darbhanga, Varanasi, Guwahati, Barauni, Prayagraj, Bokaro, Ranchi and Lucknow etc.
The information regarding the same was shared on the official Twitter handle of Western Railway and Central Railway.
List of special trains services amid Covid-19 surge
Special train between Mumbai and Darbhanga (Train No 01143/01144)
Special train between Mumbai and Gorakhpur( Train No 01093/01094)
Special train between Mumbai and Ranchi
Special train from Solapur to Guwahati
Bi-Weekly special train between Indore and Jaipur.
Weekly special train between Bandra Terminus and Barauni.
Gandhidham to Nagarcoil Weekly Special
Rajkot to Coimbatore Weekly Special
The Indian Railways has announced four Shatabdi Express trains and one Duronto Express Special Train for the convenience of passengers. These trains will start from 10 April 2021 to 15 April 2021.
New Delhi to Amritsar Shatabdi Express Special (Train No 02013/14)
New Delhi to Amritsar Shatabdi Express Special (Train No 04053/54)
New Delhi to Daurai Shatabdi Express Special (Train No 04051/52)
Chandigarh to New Delhi Shatabdi Express Special (Train No 02046/45)
Sarai Rohilla, Delhi to Jammu Tawi Duronto Express Special (Train No 02265/66)
Meanwhile, it may also be noted that in freight transportation, Indian Railways transported the highest ever loading of 1232.64 Million Tonnes (MT) in the financial year 2020-21. The Freight Revenue of Indian Railways was Rs 1,17,386 crore(approx) for the financial year 2020-21 compared to Rs 1,13,897 crore during 2019-20. Indian Railways also doubled the speed of Freight Trains to 44 kmph from 24 kmph in the previous year. It is worth mentioning that 450 Kisan Rail services were run since August 2020 transported over 1.45 lakh Tonnes of agricultural produce & perishables.
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