Days after the Ministry of Railways announced 40 pairs of new special trains (80 trains), the train reservation went live today. These special trains will start running from 12 September. These will be fully reserved trains.
These 80 new trains will be in addition to 230 special trains already in operation, said Yadav who was recently appointed as Indian Railways’ first CEO.
All regular passenger trains were suspended on March 25 owing to the nationwide lockdown. From May, the railways resumed operations in a staggered manner — first it ran Shramik Special trains to ferry migrants workers, then it introduced special trains, which are not regular passenger trains tailor-made according to demand. These new 80 trains, which will connect Delhi-Indore, Yesvantpur-Gorakhpur, Puri-Ahmedabad, Delhi- Bengaluru among other routes, will also be special trains.
Indian Railways to run additional 40 pairs of more special trains w.e.f. 12th September 2020.
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) September 6, 2020