Indian Railways on Tuesday introduced to function 392 competition particular trains between October 20 and November 30. The choice was taken because the nationwide provider is anticipating a passenger rush through the upcoming festive season, the Railway ministry mentioned in a press release. The particular trains will probably be run for locations comparable to Kolkata, Patna, Varanasi, Lucknow amongst others to cater to the rising demand within the ensuing vacation interval of Durga Puja, Dussehra, Diwali and Chhatt puja, it mentioned.
It additionally mentioned the fares of those trains will probably be just like these relevant for particular trains, which suggests ‘particular prices’ will probably be levied making the tickets costlier by 10-30 per cent as in comparison with the fares of mail/specific trains, relying on the category of journey.
“These providers, so far as potential, must be operated at a minimal velocity of 55 kmph in order that they’re superfast providers. The fare relevant for these ‘competition particular’ providers shall be that relevant for particular trains (AS PER COMMERCIAL CIRCULAR NO’ 30 of 201 s). Zonal Railways ought to make efforts to function these providers with extra variety of AC.III tier coaches in good situation,” an official notification by the Railways Ministry reads, together with a listing of numbers/names of trains.
The Railways has at present suspended all common passenger trains indefinitely. Common trains have remained suspended since March 22. It began operations of 15 pairs of premium Rajdhani particular trains connecting Delhi with totally different elements of the nation on Might 12, and 100 pairs of long-distance trains on June 1. It additionally began 80 trains moreover on September 12.
Here is an entire record of competition particular trains: