Indian Railways: Trains will  begin their long-distance journeys

Indian Railways gradually return to their tracks covering long distances. 

As India witnesses a gradual decline of the COVID cases, it prepares itself for lifting lockdown. 

Subsequently, trains begin their long-distance journeys.  Already, The list has been declared. 

Indian Railways, Trains begin their long-distance journeys
Trains begin their long-distance journeys


Surely, the trains will return on tracks in phases. Perhaps, the decision will depend on the recovery rates of specific regions of the country. 

This Week Schedule for Indian Railways-

According to Trak. in the trains resuming their journey are namely- 

Train number  Train name  Date 
02019 Howrah-Ranchi Shatabdi Special June 17
02020 Ranchi-Howrah Shatabdi Special June 17
02343 Sealdah-New Jalpaiguri Special June 18
02344 New Jalpaiguri-Sealdah special June 19
03161 Kolkata-Balurghat Special June 20
03162 Balurghat – Kolkata Special June 21
02261 Kolkata-Haldibari Special June 19
02262 Haldibari – Kolkata Special June 20
03033 Howrah-Katihar Special June 18
03034 Katihar-Howrah Special June 19

North Railway Zone-

Further, the North Central Railway Zone will commence the journey with the following trains- 

Train Number Train Name  Date 
03253 Patna – Banaswadi Humsafar Express June 10
03254 Banaswadi – Patna Humsafar SF Special June 13
05269 Muzaffarpur – Ahmedabad Festival Special June 10 to June 24
05270 Ahmedabad-Muzaffarpur Festival Special June 12 to June 26
03259 03259/Patna – Mumbai CSMT Special Fare SF Special June 13 to June 30
03260 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj (T.) – Patna Festival Suvidha Special  June 15 to July 2

South Railway Zones

Lastly, the Southern Railways will resume the following trains- 

Train Number Train Name Date
02620 Mangalore Central – Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Festival Special Train June 15: From Mangalore Central at 12:40 hrs
02619 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Mangalore Central Daily Special Fare Special Festival Train June 16: from LTT at 15:20 hrs

Further, the timings and route for the trains will remain the same. No modifications in the timings of trains will be seen.

The dates for the same have been mentioned in the list.

Apparently, all routes and schedules will be available for passengers by June end. 

However, railways have emphasized maintaining COVID-appropriate behavior.

Perhaps, the trains will begin their long-distance journeys soon. Since trains are affordable for the large working Indian population. That is why the passengers must be cautious as the pandemic is not over. Moreover, the pattern of waves returning is no longer hidden to any. Indeed, it must be the responsibility of both, the authority and the passengers, to ensure a safe and healthy journey. 


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Mansi Goel

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