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    Indian Railways may run 40 new trains between Delhi and various other cities, says report

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    According to the report, the trains from Delhi to other destinations include — New Delhi-Amritsar, New Delhi-Chandigarh, Sarai Rohilla-Porbandar, Delhi-Bhagalpur and Old Delhi- Ferozepur, among others. The proposed trains to Delhi, on the other hand, include those from Jodhpur, Kamakhya(Guwahati), Dibrugarh, Gorakhpur, Indore, Muzaffarpur, etc.

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    In view of the pandemic, a host of standard safety measures are being mulled for these proposed trains — including limited number of passengers, thermal screening, early check-in at stations, etc.
    The Indian Railways has sent a proposal to the government for 40 additional trains, Hindustan Times reported.

    As per the report, these special trains are scheduled to operate between Delhi and a number of other cities.

    So far, no final decision has been arrived at, the report noted. If approved, these 40 new pairs of trains will add to the 15 pairs of special Rajdhanis and 200 mails/express trains already being run by the Railways.

    According to HT, the trains from Delhi to other destinations include — New Delhi-Amritsar, New Delhi-Chandigarh, Sarai Rohilla-Porbandar, Delhi-Bhagalpur and Old Delhi- Ferozepur, among others. The proposed trains to Delhi, on the other hand, include those from Jodhpur, Kamakhya(Guwahati), Dibrugarh, Gorakhpur, Indore, Muzaffarpur, etc.

    As of now, the plan is reportedly in the stock-taking and feasibility study phase. Matters such as likely passenger load, expenses and pandemic safety measures are being looked into.

    Early reports say passengers can book tickets for these trains four months ahead. A certain number of seats will be reserved for Tatkal quota.

    In view of the pandemic, a host of standard safety measures are being mulled for these proposed trains — including limited number of passengers, thermal screening, early check-in at stations, etc.
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