200 special trains to run from Oct 15 in view of festive season
Railway Board Chairman and CEO V K Yadav has said that the Railways is planning to introduce 200 special trains between 15th October and 30th November to cater to passengers travelling during the festive season.
Ministry of Railways conducted meetings with the general managers of zones.
He said, they have been asked to give a report after which the number of trains to be introduced during the holiday season will be decided. Mr Yadav said as of now it is estimated that around 200 trains will be run.
Railways has said that the occupancy of clone trains, which were introduced in routes with high demand is around 60 per cent. Ministry of Railways has decided that wherever the clone train is filled, it will run another clone train on the same route to ensure that no passenger is waitlisted.