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Indian Railways operates Record Number of additional Trains in Summer Season 2024

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During this summer season, 9111 trips will be operational to ensure smooth and comfortable travel for the passengers

New Delhi: To ensure the convenience of passengers and manage the anticipated surge in travel demand during summers, Indian Railways is operating a record-breaking 9111 trips during summer season.

This marks a substantial rise compared to the summer of 2023, where a total of 6369 trips were offered. This translates to an increase of 2742 trips, demonstrating Indian Railways’ commitment to meeting passenger demands effectively.

The additional trains have been meticulously planned to connect key destinations across the country, ensuring seamless travel on major railway routes. All zonal railways spread across India have geared up to operate these additional trips, catering to the summer travel rush from states like Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi.

Railway Trips Notified by Zonal Railways
CENTRAL RAILWAY 488
EASTERN RAILWAY 254
EAST CENTRAL RAILWAY 1003
EAST COAST RAILWAY 102
NORTH CENTRAL RAILWAY 142
NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY 244
NORTHEAST FRONTIER RAILWAY 88
NORTHERN RAILWAY 778
NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY 1623
SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY 1012
SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY 276
SOUTH EAST CENTRAL RAILWAY 12
SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY 810
SOUTHERN RAILWAY 239
WEST CENTRAL RAILWAY 162
WESTERN RAILWAY 1878

TOTAL

9111

 

Planning and running of additional trains is a continuous process for which inputs are taken from all the communication channels 24x 7 like media reports, Social media platforms, Railway Integrated helpline number 139, apart from details of waitlist passengers in PRS system, to assess demand of trains on a particular route. Based on this requirement, number of trains and number of trips are augmented. Neither the number of trains nor the number of trips run by additional train(s) is static for the entire season.

During the summer season, Zonal Railways have been instructed to ensure availability of drinking water at Railway stations. Elaborate crowd control arrangements are made at all major and important railway stations. Senior officers are stationed at these stations to monitor all the activities to regulate the crowd in a systematic manner.

RPF personnel have been deputed at originating stations to ensure Queue system for entry in General Class coaches. Skilled RPF staffs are deployed in CCTV Control Room to keep a close watch on the crowded areas and render real time assistance to passengers.

Government Railway Police (GRP) & Railway Protection Force (RPF) staffs are deployed at foot-over bridges to regulate crowd smoothly in order to avoid stampede like situation during the heavy rush period.

Indian Railways remain committed to providing a convenient and comfortable travel experience for all passengers. Passengers can book their ticket in these additional trains through Railway Ticket counters or IRCTC website/app.

-PIB

 

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