Indian Railways to resume several long-distance trains this week
The Indian Railways has decided to resume several long-distance trains, which were shut down in April as the deadly second wave of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) reached its peak. The decision has been prompted by a steady downward trajectory of daily Covid-19 cases across the country. The decline has also led to various states lifting or lifting with conditions restrictions that were imposed to spread the curb of the viral disease, thus making it easier for the Indian Railways to resume its long-distance trains.
The full list is as follows:
The following trains will resume operations:
(1.) 02019: Howrah-Ranchi Shatabdi Special (except Sunday)
(2.) 02020: Ranchi-Howrah Shatabdi Special (except Sunday)
(3.) 02343: Sealdah-New Jalpaiguri Special (Daily)
(4.) 02344: New Jalpaiguri-Sealdah Special (Daily)
(5.) 03161: Kolkata-Balurghat Special (except Saturday)
(6.) 03262: Balurghat-Kolkata Special (except Saturday)
(7.) 02261: Kolkata-Haldibari Special (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)
(8.) 02262: Haldibari-Kolkata Special (Wednesday, Friday, Sunday)
(9.) 03033: Howrah-Katihar Special (Daily)
(10.) 03034: Katihar-Howrah Special (Daily)
Southern Railway has announced the resumption of 02620/02619 Mangalore Central-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Mangalore Central daily special fare special festival train. With effect from June 15, and till June 30, train no 02620 will leave Mangalore Central at 12:40pm and reach Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 6:35am the next day. For the return journey, train no 02619 will depart Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 3:20pm and arrive at Mangalore Central at 10:10am the next day. This schedule will be in place from June 16-July 1.