Indian Railways started 380 special trains

The initiative aims to ensure smooth travel between major cities and major destinations in rural areas

Indian Railways started 380 special trains

In view of the increasing demand for railway services and increase in the number of passengers, the Indian Railway authorities have started 380 special trains with a total of 6,369 trips across the country. Western and Central Railways operate around 40 percent of these special train journeys. The initiative aims to ensure smooth travel between major cities and major destinations in rural areas.

Features of Trains

The special trains comprising over 80,000 coaches include 25,794 general coaches and 55,243 sleeper coaches. Normal coaches seat 100 passengers each, while sleeper coaches have a capacity of 72 passengers in ICF coaches and 78 passengers in LHB coaches (ICF - Integral Coach Factory; LHB - Linke Hofmann Busch).

An Indian Railways official highlighted the significant increase in operations this year as compared to last year, with an additional 1,770 trips. The Western Railway accelerated operations from 438 to 1,470 trips, and South Central Railway recorded a total of 784 trips, an increase of 80 trips. North Western Railway and East Central Railway have planned to run 400 and 380 trips respectively. Northern Railway has made preparations for 324 trips, while Central Railway has announced 942 special trips.

Also Read: Mumbai: 4 AC Double-Decker E-Buses To Ply On Roads Soon According to senior railway officials, the introduction of these special trains and implementation of preventive measures are aimed at providing hassle-free and enjoyable travel to passengers during the summer season. The extensive efforts of the Indian Railways provide connectivity to various states including Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
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