Ferozepur, September 16, 2020: The Railway Ministry has announced to start 40 clone trains from September 21 for the convenience of the passengers, said Rajesh Aggarwal, Divisional Rail Manager Ferozepur Division.
The Railways had suspended all regular passenger trains indefinitely on March 22 due to the Covid-19 lockdown. Earlier in June, the ministry had said passenger trains, including express and suburban services that were earlier suspended till June 30, will not operate till August 12. The 15 pairs of premium Rajdhani trains, connecting Delhi with different parts of the country, which began on May 12, and 100 pairs of long-distance trains, which began on June 1, will continue to function.
The railway will deploy 20 pairs of ‘clone special trains’ from September 21, in addition to the 310 special trains operating currently. This is the first time when clone trains will be deployed on the railways network. The reservation for these trains will begin from September 19. These trains include 3 pairs of Ferozepur Division also.
The ministry clarified that all regular trains will continue to remain suspended but additional special trains will be operated based on the requirement.
The three trains from Ferozepur division are – Train No. 04653 – New Jalpaiguri-Amritsar on Friday and 04654 – Amritsar-Jalpaiguri on Wednesday. Train No.04651 – Janagar-Amritsar on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday and 04652 Amritsar-Jainagar on Sunday Wednesday and Friday. And train No.09025 – Bandra Terminus-Amritsar on Monday and 09026 – Amritsar-Bandra Terminus on Wednesday.