New Delhi: Indian Railways has embarked on a massive operation in a bid to provide smooth and hassle-free journey for passengers during the summer season. Indian railways is running 6369 special trips across the country through 380 summer special trains.
The Ministry of Railways said “Indian Railways is running 1770 more trips this year as compared to total summer special trains (4599 trips by 348 trains) run in 2022. While an average 13.2 trips per train was run in last summer, 16.8 trips per special train are being made in the current year.
The 380 special trains making a total of 6369 trips boast a combined fleet of 25794 General Coaches and 55243 Sleeper Coaches. General Coaches can accommodate up to 100 passengers, while Sleeper Coaches in ICF configuration can accommodate 72 passengers and 78 passengers in LHB configuration.
To manage the summer rush effectively, all zonal Railways across the country have geared up to operate these special trips. The special trains ensure connectivity from various states such as Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi.
The ministry announced the deployment of 380 special trains to cater to the increased demand, with an additional 1770 trips compared to last year’s summer special trains.
The key routes covered by these special trains include Patna-Secunderabad, Patna-Yesvantpur, Barauni-Muzaffarpur, Delhi-Patna, New Delhi-Katra, Chandigarh-Gorakhpur, Anand Vihar-Patna, Visakhapatnam-Puri-Howrah, Mumbai-Patna, and Mumbai-Gorakhpur.