Coronavirus: Railways to run 80 new special trains from September 12

80 special trains from September 12

Yadav said the Railways will be monitoring all the trains that are now in operation to determine which trains have long waiting list. Observing the demand, the Railway Board chose to increase the number of special trains considering the possibility of a large number of passengers.

Reservations for these trains will start from September 10.

The key factor in deciding the 80 new trains was the fact that there were many stations from where the migrant workers are going back to their workplace, Yadav said.

The concept of clone trains is being introduced as an experiment by Indian Railways.

After a long wait, the Railway department has made a decision to run 80 special trains (40 pairs) on various routes in the country, from September 12, 2020, and the reservations for the same will start from September 10, 2020.

Yadav said the Railways will be monitoring all the trains that are now in operation to determine which trains have a long waiting list. "We have selected these trains keeping the prevailing demand pattern in mind".

North Carolina kicks off mail-in voting as requests spike
Many states use bar-coded tracking systems or other markings on ballots to show whether someone has already voted by mail. These six swing states are critical to the strategies of both President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

To accommodate waitlisted passengers, Indian Railways plan to start running "clone trains", which would be trains that will run on those routes where trains have waitlisted tickets for a week or ten days.

Here's the complete list of trains that will be in operation from next Saturday.

Yadav said while the average occupancy for the existing 230 special trains was around 75% on an average, it has now increased to over 80%. "This will run in addition to the 230 trains already in operation", the Railway Board Chairman said.

"Many of these trains are running in the reverse direction of the Shramik Special trains".

Yadav said that railways will also run special trains on requests from state governments for exams and any other purposes.

Yadav also said that an immediate action for removing garbage along tracks has been taken jointly by the Delhi government and the Railways in line with the Supreme Court order.

Related News:

Most liked

FG receives Russian-made COVID-19 vaccine
The next step for the vaccine is that it will now enter a 40,000 strong later-stage trial. The Indian Express is now on Telegram.

Honor Watch GS Pro Online at Lowest Price in India
The company says that it's passed 14 different tests for military specifications (810G) relating to water, shock and heat damage. The devices will be available in Europe on September 7th, with the GS Pro priced at €250 and the Watch ES setting you back €100.

Reactions to Coric's improbable comeback in NY
He will meet David Goffin after the Belgian seventh seed proved too good for Filip Krajinovic 6-1 7-6 (7-5) 6-4. Tsitsipas made just one double fault in his first 29 service games, but hit two in the final-set tie-break.

Microsoft's $10bn JEDI contract win reaffirmed, Amazon to protest
After a second look at proposals for the "JEDI" cloud computing contract, the Pentagon concluded anew that Microsoft is the preferred choice.

Tiffany Haddish Reveals COVID-19 Diagnosis
The two also spoke about how the virus is affecting minority groups within the United States , taking a greater toll Black and Latin communities.

Timea Babos slams 'injustice' of US Open exclusion
In a statement, the USTA said Nassau County public health officials issued a quarantine preventing travel to the US Open site. Players movements are tightly controlled and everyone onsite is being tested regularly to minimise the risk of infection.

Zverev rolls into US Open quarter-finals with easy win
More than an hour later, Zverev was seen lounging in his Arthur Ashe Stadium suite and Mannarino was nowhere to be found. Kirsten Flipkens complained that she isn't allowed to leave NY and go home despite being eliminated from the tournament.

Daniel Prude: Grand jury to investigate 'spit hood' death
He had been thrown off a train the day before for disruptive behavior and was sent to the hospital for a mental health evaluation. They've also demanded police accountability and legislation to change how authorities respond to mental health emergencies.

The battle of the best is on at PGA Tour Championship
Johnson is chasing a $15 million top playoff prize in a showdown that likely will decide the PGA Player of the Year award as well. Rahm and Johnson began day two level for the lead at 13-under and the American was solid early.

U.S. added 1.4 million jobs in August, unemployment rate falls to 8.4%
According to a monthly jobs report , the US added 1.4 million jobs in August as the unemployment rate fell from about 10% to 8.4%. They have deferred credit card and vehicle loan payments but those bills are now due just as the unemployment bonus has vanished.

Trump called South Africa a toilet and criticised Mandela, new book claims
And while Trump praised authoritarian leaders, he made zero attempts to hide his racism and bigotry. It worth mentioning that CNN does also remind readers that Cohen himself is a liar and a cheat.

Carragher warns dithering Man Utd: Liverpool primed to sign Sancho
Solskjaer's side will start the new Premier League campaign with a home clash against Crystal Palace on Saturday 19 September.

California, Other Western States Brace for Scorching Labor Day Weekend
This summer, record-large wildfires have swept America's West, with Colorado and California getting hit the worst. California is experiencing record shattering heat that is so oppressive, officials warn it could be deadly.

Military Newspaper Stars and Stripes in Budget Crosshairs
There is increasing concern that Trump is politicizing America's military, which is meant to be apolitical, ahead of the election. But hours later, President Trump tweeted that he wouldn't allow that to happen "under my watch".

Several stabbed in 'major incident' in Birmingham: UK police
The final location is an area known as the city's Gay Village, where people had been seated at outdoor tables eating and drinking. West Midlands Police confirmed "a number" of stabbings but said it had no information on reports that shots had been fired.