Railways to run 200 non-ac, second class passenger trains daily from June 1

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: May 20, 2020, 08.50 AM(IST)

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"The fare of these trains will be minimal sleeper rates and can be availed by all categories of people," a railway official said.

Indian Railways will run 200 special passenger trains from June 1 in relief to people, especially in the country's small towns and cities, news agency PTI said quoting the national transporter on Tuesday.

These trains will have non-air conditioned second class sleeper coaches and will run daily.

"The fare of these trains will be minimal sleeper rates and can be availed by all categories of people," a railway official said.

They will be plied in addition to the Shramik Special and the air-conditioned special trains which are currently being operated on the Rajdhani routes connecting 15 major cities to Delhi.

All categories of passengers will be allowed to book tickets which will be available online.

"Indian Railways will run 200 non-AC trains daily as per the time table from June 1, whose online booking will start soon," tweeted Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.

While the railways is yet to state which routes these trains will run on, officials said they could cater to the smaller towns and cities. Earlier, the railways had cancelled all its regular passenger services till June 30.

"Efforts will be made such that they (migrants) will be able to board trains from Railway Station Head on mainline which is close to their existing location," the railways said.

"Within the next two days Indian Railways will double the number of Shramik Special Trains to 400 per day. All migrants are requested to stay where they are, Indian Railways will get them back home over the next few days,'' said Goyal.

(With inputs from PTI)

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