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IRCTC to introduce 200 more trains this festive season

IRCTC to introduce 200 more trains this festive season

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The trains will run from October 15 till November 30 to cater the passenger rush during the festive season.

Earlier, Train operations of the Indian Railways were suspended on March 24, as India went under a nationwide lockdown to limit the spread of Covid-19.

Currently, there are around 310 special trains for the neccesity of the people here in India and plans to introduce more 200 during the festive season.

Board Chairman of Indian Railways and CEO VK Yadav said on Thursday. "We have conducted meetings with the general managers of zones and instructed them to speak with local administration and review the status of coronavirus. They have been asked to give us a report after which we will decide how many trains can be introduced during the holiday season. Our estimate as of now is that we will run around 200 trains, but it is an estimate, the number could be more," said Yadav.

He also included that the Railways has decided to take stock of passenger services on a daily basis depending on the needs of the state governments and the status of the pandemic.

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