India is suffering a devastating 2nd wave of the Coronavirus. The deadly global pandemic has changed the lives of almost every individual in some capacity or another. Although the raw numbers seem to have peaked in the ongoing second wave, the fear and psychosis still remains intact. To ease the burden of the railway passengers in these trying times of Covid-19, Western Railways division has decided to extend the services of 8 special trains(4 pairs) for the benefit of the travelling public. These special trains will cover the areas of Mumbai, Samastipur, Udhna, Danapur, Chhaptra and Bhagalpur. The booking on these trains is currently available.
Indian Railways has been extremely busy opening new train routes and reopening old routes to ease the burden of railway travelers who have been left stranded without the service of public transport after the announcement of nationwide lockdown.
Railways has already suffered various disruptions throughout 2020 and 2021 starting with the nationwide lockdown that was imposed from March 25, 2020. However the railways resumed operations in a staggered manner with the start of Shramik Special to help stranded migrant workers to reach their home states from May 1, 2020.
Indian Railway is hoping to restore its passenger train services to almost pre Covid-19 levels, provided India gets control of the virus which is ravaging the country in a deadly second wave. These trains are also likely to be special trains only and not regular passenger services.
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