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Railways to resume 50 special train services from June 21

10:12 AM Jun 19, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

The Railways is all set to resume operations of 50 special trains, halted due to the pandemic, from June 21 with the improvement in the Covid-19 situation and surge in passenger demand.

A new summer special train is also being started from June 25, from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh to Bandra Terminus in Maharashtra.

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The number of trains has been increased gradually as per demand and commercial justification. From 800 mail/ express trains which were in operation daily in the first week of June, passenger services have gone up to 983 mail/ express trains as on Friday, which is about 56% of the pre-Covid level. Between June 1-18, approval to operate 660 additional mail/ express trains has been given to the zonal railways.

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The special trains being resumed include the New Delhi-Kalka Shatabdi Express, New Delhi-Dehradun Shatabdi Express, New Delhi-Amritsar Junction Shatabdi Express, Delhi Junction-Kotdwara Shatabdi Express, Chandigarh-New Delhi Shatabdi Express, Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Jammu Tawi Duronto, Mata Vaishno Devi Katra-New Delhi Sri Shakti, Kalka-Shimla Express, Bilaspur Junction-New Delhi Express, Jammu Tawi-Yognagari Rishikesh Express, Lucknow-Prayagraj Sangam Express, Chhapra-Lucknow Junction Express and Farrukhabad-Chhapra Express.

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