The Indian Railways on Saturday said it will run 40 pairs of new special trains from September 12. “The Railways will run 40 pairs of the new extra-ordinary modern train from September 12. The reservation tickets for these will begin from September 10,” said Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav.
“We will monitor special trains; wherever there is a demand for a train or waiting list is long, we will run a clone train.”
Central Government announced the guidelines for Unlock 4, Indian Railways said it was planning to run more special trains and the state governments are being consulted on this.
A senior Railway Ministry official said that “The Indian Railways is in consultation with the state governments where, The Indian Railways had put an end to the passenger, mail, and express train services from March 25 lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Railways started to operate the Shramik Special trains from May 1 to help migrant workers, students, pilgrims, and tourists standard across the country.
Last week, the Central Government gave approval for the metro services from September 7, and the return of up to 50 percent from September 21.
The government in its new guidelines has said that the states will no longer be permitted to impose lockdowns outside the containment zones without the Ministry of Home Affairs’ permission.