By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 21, Jun 2021, 17:51 pm IST | UPDATED: 21, Jun 2021, 17:51 pm IST
New Delhi: Indian Railway has decided to restart services of special trains that were stopped due to the Covid-19 pandemic. These trains resume services as there has been growing demand hence the Railway has decided to open 50 special trains from June 21.
The number of trains rose as per demand and commercial justifications.
According to media reports, as of Friday, passenger services have gone up to 983 mail/express trains from 800 mail/express trains. This is 56 percent of the pre-Covid time. Due to high demand, 660 additional mail/express trains have been approved between June 1st - 18th.
Last week, Union railways minister Piyush Goyal had revealed a list of trains that are going to be back on track from today, and then more which will resume services later this week and onwards. According to the press release, "For the next 10 days (from 19.6.21 to 28.6.21) approximately 29.15 lakh passengers including migrant workers and other passengers have been booked by long-distance mail express trains from areas like Eastern UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, Bengal & Odisha to various destinations including Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Surat, Ahmedabad, & Chennai areas.
The Zonal Railways are actively coordinating with various industry associations and business houses to ascertain the demand and facilitate the movement of the workers accordingly. The Summer Special trains are operating between different Origin-Destination pairs like Gorakhpur-Mumbai, Bhagalpur-Mumbai, Bhubaneswar-Pune, Danapur-Pune, Barauni-Ahmedabad, Patna-Delhi, Samastipur-Mumbai, Sealdah-Delhi, Raxaul-Delhi, Saharsa-Delhi, Danapur-Secunderabad, Raxaul-Secunderabad, Patliputra-Bengaluru, Chapra-Mumbai, Guwahati-Bengaluru, Gorakhpur-Hyderabad, etc."