Indian Railways to operate 20 pairs of clone trains from September 21

Highlights

  • These trains will run on notified timings and will be fully reserved.
  • Will have speed higher than existing special trains.
  • Reservation for these trains will start on 19th September.
The railway ministry has decided to run 20 pairs of clone special trains September 21 onwards, owing to heavy traffic on certain routes, it said in a statement on Tuesday.

These trains will run on notified timings and will be fully reserved, with limited stoppages, the ministry said.

The clone trains will be primarily 3 AC trains and run ahead of the already operational special passenger trains. These trains, which are set to be operated for the first time by the Indian Railways in the past, will have speed higher than existing special trains.


Reservation for these trains will start on 19th September.

The 19 pairs of clone special trains will run by utilizing Humsafar rakes. One pair 04251/04252 Lucknow-Delhi Clone special shall run as Jan Shatabdi Express, the ministry said.

Fare of Humsafar rake will be charged as Humsafar trains and for Jan Shatabdi rake, fare will be charged as Janshatabdi Express.The ARP (advanced reservation period) of these trains will be 10 days.
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These Clone Special trains will be in addition to special trains which are already in operation.

Passenger train operations, which halted completely in March this year owing to the nationwide lockdown, have been resuming gradually since June this year. So far, over 300 passenger trains are in operation.
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