Regular train service to start operating soon: Railway Board
The Railway Board has allowed 39 pairs of trains to run as a special service in the initial phase, including Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi expresses
New Delhi: Regular train service will start operating soon after being shut down for about seven months due to the global Coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic. The Railway Board has allowed 39 pairs of trains to run as a special service at the initial stage, including Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi trains.
The Railway Board on Wednesday also approved the operation of 26 pairs of AC and sleeper class trains and 13 pairs of AC chair car trains. The general managers of all the divisions have been asked to start operating these trains soon. Moreover, the Indian Railways Tourism and Catering Corporation (IRCTC) has also announced to start two Tejas trains from 17 October.
Details of 39 pairs of special trains
The AC class includes New Delhi – Dibrugarh Rajdhani 20503/20504, New Delhi – Dibrugarh Rajdhani 20505/20506 and Mumbai Central – Nizamuddin Rajdhani 12953/12954. Bhubaneshwar – Nizamuddin Duronto, Nizamuddin – Pune Duronto, Howrah – Pune Duronto and Chennai – Nizamuddin Duronto and Bandra Terminal – Nizamuddin Yuva Express have also been approved to start functioning.
Lokmanya Tilak Terminal – Haridwar Lokmanya Tilak Terminal – Lucknow, Nagpur – Amritsar, Kamakhya – Lokmanya Tilak Terminal, Kamakhya – Yeshwantpur, Nizamuddin – Pune, Anand Vihar – Nehria Ganj, New Delhi – Katra, Balmer – Yeshwantpur, Sikanderpur, Secunderabad – Visakhapatnam, Howrah – Yesvantpur, Chennai – Madurai, Bandra Terminal – Bhuj, Bhubaneswar – Anand Vihar, Bhubaneswar – New Delhi, Nizamuddin – Pune, Howrah – Pune and Nizamuddin – Special trains will be run daily in trains sizes.
Eight pairs of express trains will run on different routes. New Delhi to Vande Bharat trains and Jaipur to Delhi Sarai Rohila, Ahmedabad to Mumbai Central, Chennai to Bangalore and Visakhapatnam to Tirupati are also allowed to run double-decker trains.
IRCTC said that it has prepared to start Tejas train on Lucknow-Delhi and Ahmedabad-Mumbai routes from October 17