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Indian Railways to run 200 special trains during festive season

The Railways is planning to introduce 200 special trains between October 15 and November 30 to cater to passengers traveling during the festive season.

Railway Board Chairman and CEO V.K. Yadav on Thursday said that “We have conducted meetings with the general managers of zones and instructed them to speak with local administration and review the status of coronavirus. They have been asked to give us a report after which we will decide how many trains can be introduced during the holiday season. Our estimate as of now is that we will run around 200 trains, but it is an estimate, the number could be more”.

He added the Railways has decided to take stock of passenger services on a daily basis depending on the needs of the state governments and the status of the pandemic.

“As far as passenger trains are concerned, the situation now is that we will analyze the requirements of trains, the traffic patterns and corona status on a daily basis. Wherever there is a need we will run trains,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Railway Ministry has also taken an important decision to begin an awareness campaign amid the outbreak of the Coronavirus.

Notably, the railways had suspended all regular passenger, mail, and express trains indefinitely on March 25 in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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