IRCTC starts 20 pairs of clone special trains - here is the full list


Indian Railways has started 20 pairs of clone trains in the wake of the huge demand for travel on specific routes. Waitlisted passengers on high traffic routes can hope to reach their destinations two-three hours
before the corresponding parent train, a senior official said.


This initiative was first announced by then Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in 2016, but it failed to take off primarily because of congestion on the rail network. While the 19 pairs of Humsafar Express trains will be of 18 coaches, the Lucknow-Delhi train will have 22 coaches.


Key things to know about these clone trains


Stoppages and timings


These clone trains -- primarily 3-AC trains with fewer halts, higher speeds, and departure time before the parent train -- come as a boon for the passengers who have to travel in an emergency or have made last-minute plans.

Their stoppages will be limited to operational halts or the Divisional Headquarters en-route (if any), thereby reducing their journey time, the official said. "These trains will reach their destinations two to three hours in advance. That's how they have been planned," a senior official told PTI.


Routes


According to the list of trains being run by the Railways, 10 trains (5 pairs) will operate between Bihar and Delhi under the East Central Railways. These trains will originate and terminate at Bihar's Saharsa, Rajendra Nagar, Rajgir, Darbhanga and Muzaffarpur.


The two trains operating under the Northeast Frontier Railway are also from Bihar: Katihar to Delhi and back.

The Northern Railway will also run 10 trains (5 pairs) which will operate between Delhi and Bihar and back, West Bengal to Delhi, Punjab to West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh to Delhi among others.


The South Central Railway will operate two trains between Danapur (Bihar) to Secunderabad and back.

The South Western Railway will operate 6 trains (3 pairs) between Goa and Delhi, Karnataka-Bihar and Karnataka-Delhi.


The Western Railway will run 10 trains (5 pairs) between Bihar (Darbhanga)-Gujarat(Ahmedabad), Delhi-Gujarat, Bihar (Chhapra) to Gujarat (Surat), Mumbai-Punjab, Gujarat(Ahmedabad)-Bihar (Patna)





Post a comment

Post a Comment (0)

Previous Post Next Post