Covid-19: Indian Railways issues timetable for 15 pairs of special trains running from Tuesday

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As soon as booking started, seats in many categories were filled.

New Delhi, 11 May: Amid the nationwide lockdown which is scheduled in its third phase, Indian Railways has released the timetable for 15 pairs of air-conditioned (AC) trains i.e. a total of 30 trains running from May 12.

However, booking of the trains became full in several categories as soon as it started at 6 pm. Third AC booking of Howrah and New Delhi was completed in just 10 minutes.

A Railway Ministry spokesperson said on Monday that the Railway Ministry, in consultation with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Ministry of Home Affairs, has decided to partially restore train services in the country.

Starting from Tuesday, 8 pairs of trains will run daily. At the same time, 1 pair i.e. 2 trains will run 3 days a week while 6 pairs i.e. 12 trains will run 2 days a week.

Meanwhile, New Delhi-Howrah-New Delhi will run daily. On the way, this train will stop at Asansol Junction, Dhanbad, Gaya, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay junction earlier known as Mughalsarai junction, Prayagraj and Kanpur Central station.

On May 12, its service will start from Howrah and on May 13 from New Delhi.

Rajendra Nagar – New Delhi – Rajendra Nagar (Patna) will run daily. On the way, this train will stop at Patna, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, Prayagraj junction and Kanpur Central. Its service will start from Rajendra Nagar on May 12, while it will start from New Delhi on May 13.

Dibrugarh-New Delhi-Dibrugarh will run daily, the train will stop at Dimapur, Lumding, Guwahati, Kokrajhar, Mary, New New Jalpaiguri, Katihar, Barauni, Danapur, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, Prayagraj and Kanpur Central on the way. Its service will start from New Delhi from May 12, while from Dibrugarh on May 14.

New Delhi-Jammu Tawi – New Delhi will run daily and on the way it will halt at Ludhiana station. The train will start from New Delhi on May 13, while from Jammu to May 14.

Bengaluru-New Delhi-Bengaluru will run daily. On the way, this train will halt at Anantapur, Secunderabad, Nagpur, Bhopal and Jhansi stations. This train will start running in both directions from May 12.

Thiruvananthapuram-New Delhi-Thiruvananthapuram will run 3 days a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays while the return direction will run from New Delhi on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays. On the way or the train will stop at Ernakulam, Kozhikode, Bangalore Madgaon, Panvel, Vadodara and Kota stations. It will depart from New Delhi on May 13 while from Thiruvananthapuram on May 15.

Chennai Central – New Delhi – Chennai Central will ferry two days a week on Friday and Sunday while the return direction will run from New Delhi on Wednesday and Friday en route or the train will stop at Vijayawada, Warangal, Nagpur, Bhopal, Jhansi and Agra stations. On May 13 from New Delhi, on May 15, the train will start running from Chennai Central.

Bilaspur – New Delhi – Bilaspur will run 2 days a week. This train will run from Bilaspur on Tuesday and Thursday, while on the return direction from New Delhi on Thursday and Sunday, it will stop at Raipur, Nagpur, Bhopal and Jhansi stations. It will start from New Delhi on May 12 and from Bilaspur on May 14.

Ranchi-New Delhi-Ranchi will run 2 days a week from Ranchi on Thursday and Sunday while in the return direction from New Delhi it will run on Wednesday and Sunday. On the way, it will stop at Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay junction and Kanpur Central station. It will run from New Delhi on May 12 and Ranchi on May 14.

Mumbai Central – New Delhi – Mumbai Central will run daily and will stop at Surat, Vadodara, Ratlam and Kota stations in both directions. It will run from Mumbai Central on May 12 and from New Delhi on May 13.

Ahmedabad – New Delhi – Ahmedabad will run daily in both directions and will stop at Palanpur, Abu Road, Jaipur and Gurugram stations on the way. It will run from Ahmedabad on May 12 while on May 13 from New Delhi.

Agartala-New Delhi-Agartala will run 1 day a week. It will run from Agartala on Monday and from New Delhi on Wednesday. On the way, it will stop at Badarpur, Guwahati, Kokrajhar, New Jalpaiguri, Katihar, Barauni, Pataliputra, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay junction and Kanpur Central station in both directions. The train will depart from Agartala on May 18 and from New Delhi on May 20.

Bhubaneswar-New Delhi-Bhubaneswar train will run daily and stop at Balasore, Hijli (Kharakpur), Tatanagar, Bokaro Steel City, Gaya, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay junction and Kanpur Central stations on the way. While it will depart Bhubaneswar on May 13 and New Delhi on May 14.

New Delhi-Madgaon-New Delhi this train will run two days a week. It will run from New Delhi on Fridays and Sundays while on return days from Madgaon on Mondays and Sundays. On the way, it will stop in both directions at Ratnagiri, Panvel, Surat, Vadodara and Kota stations. The train will depart from New Delhi on May 15 and Madgaon on May 17.

Secunderabad-New Delhi-Secunderabad will run one day a week from Secunderabad on Wednesday while the return direction will run from New Delhi on Sunday. On the way, it will stop at Nagpur, Bhopal and Jhansi stations in both directions. It will run from New Delhi on May 17 and from Secunderabad on May 20.

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