Indian Railways To Run 40 More Trains Including Shatabdi, Duronto And RajdhaniMumbai-Delhi August Kranti Rajdhani Express at Palghar. (Superfast1111/Wikimedia Commons

In a good news for rail passengers, the Northern Railways on Monday (12 October) said that it will start the services of 40 more trains, including the Shatabdi Express, Duranto and Rajdhani Express.

Northern Railways spokesperson Deepak Kumar said that it has decided to operate the Hazrat Nizamuddin-Pune A.C. Duronto Express Special, New Delhi-Kalka Shatabdi Special, New Delhi-Dehradun Shatabdi Special and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra-New Delhi A.C. Express Special from 15 October.

It will also commence the services of Bandra Terminus-Hazrat Nizamuddin Yuva Express Special from 16 October, and Hazrat Nizamuddin-Bandra Termius Yuva Express Special from 17 October.

The NR will start the operations of Lokmanya Tilak-Haridwar A.C. Express Special from 15 October, Lokmanya Tilak-Lucknow A.C. Express Special from 17 October, Nagpur-Amritsar A.C. Express Special from 17 October, and Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Special from 12 October.

The Railways had suspended the operations of all passenger, mail and express trains from 25 March when the Covid-19 lockdown was imposed. It started operating Shramik Special trains for migrant labourers from 1 May and 15 pairs of special air-conditioned trains from 12 May. Subsequently, 100 pairs of train services started on 1 June, followed by 80 more trains from 1 September and 40 pairs of clone trains from 12 September.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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