New Delhi ( Metro Rail News ) – As MHA has issued new guidelines under ‘Unlock 4.0’, providing significant relaxations, Railways is going to run 100 more passenger trains amid rising demands as the workers start returning to the cities. The move comes after centre lifted curbs on intrastate movements of people and goods through the Unlock 4.0 guidelines.
An announcement of running 100 trains may come after Railways get a green signal from the Home Ministry. Railways has almost finalised the new zero-based time table, dropping many trains and stations, with the aim to make passenger services a much faster mode of transportation according to sources.
As of now, a total of 230 special trains are operational. “Some states were not ready to allow more trains into their regions and that was the reason for not pressing more passenger services into operation, despite demands”, a railway official told.
The official said some trains have high occupancy rates and hence they were providing additional services on those routes to cater to the growing demands. It comes after the Centre gave approval for the phase wise resumption of metro services from 7 September.