More summer special trains from Pune, Mumbai to reduce rush

The Central Railway (CR) has so far run 76 summer special trains to destinations in North and East during April 7-15 from Mumbai, Pune
More summer special trains from Pune, Mumbai to reduce rush
Passengers queue up for the COVID-19 medical screening after arriving at a railway platform on a long distance train, in MumbaiImage source: Punit PARANJPE / AFP

Mumbai: With number of passengers rising every other day and crowding at railway stations in Maharashtra, the Central Railway (CR) will run 145 more special trains. The CR has so far run 76 summer special trains to destinations in North and East during April 7-15 from Mumbai, Pune and Solapur.

Central Railway is already running regular special trains to various destinations around the country out of which many trains are towards destinations in North and East.

To cater to the extra rush of passengers in the ensuing summer, apart from regular special trains Central Railway has so far run 76 summer special trains towards destinations in North and East during the period cities such as Pune, Mumbai.

Special trains are planned after many railway stations were seen crowding. 154 more summer special trains are announced for the period from mid-April to first week of May 2021 from Mumbai, Pune to destinations in North and East. Additional summer special trains will be announced in due course of time.

Passengers are requested to book their tickets through www.irctc.co.in and follow regular advertisements about special trains that are announced and social media for regular updates. Only passengers having confirmed tickets will be permitted to board these special trains.

Railways have advised all passengers to follow all norms, SOPs related to COVID-19 during the travel.

Meanwhile, Pune Railway Station is witnessing number of commuters since the Maharashtra announced its lockdown style curfew. As COVID-19 roars back in Mumbai, Pune, migrant workers who had just started to resettle in the cities they left during last year’s crisis are packing up to return to their villages again.

Of the commuters, number of migrant workers were seen high as they packed their bags amid lockdown style restrictions enforced in the city.

Though every day, Indian Railways is increasing the number of trains to North Indian states, people continue to be on the waiting list. Several migrant workers, having reserved train tickets, were seen waiting at the railway station for long distance trains on Tuesday. Most of them were trying to return hometown fearing a repeat of last years’ grim experience.

Passengers queue up for the COVID-19 medical screening after arriving at a railway platform on a long distance train, in Mumbai
Lockdown scare: Unable to survive in Pune, Mumbai, migrant workers start packing bags

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