Indian Railways new trains: Currently running only 230 express trains for railway passengers. With the approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs,
- Railways to start 100 more passenger trains soon, 230 are running
- Interstate and infrastructure will be new 'special' trains, waiting for clearance from home ministry
- The timing of these trains will not change even if the zero-based time table is launched.
- Metro services cleared in Unlock 4, railway will be restored gradually
There may be an announcement to run about 100 more trains from New Delhi Indian Railways soon. Railways is preparing for the festive season. At present, Railways are running only 230 express trains including 30 Rajdhanis. All these are being run as 'special trains'. The 100 trains that are ready to run will also be kept 'special'. These trains will run interstate and will also be infrastructure. The Ministry of Railways is in discussion with the State Governments regarding these trains. According to sources, the Railway Ministry is awaiting permission from the Ministry of Home Affairs. Sources also said that there will be no change in the timings of these trains when the Railways issue zero-based time table in the next two months or April.
Railway is normalizing the situation slowly
The Ministry of Railways has already talked about starting rail services in a phased manner. Due to the demand of passengers and the situation of Kovid, trains were to be run, but the plan was repeatedly postponed. Now when the Central Government has given permission to start Metro Rail services from the second week of September under Unlock 4, the workforce will move from one place to another on a large scale. The festival season is also close, so the demand for trains increases.