New Delhi: Unlock 4.0 has started from today in the midst of Corona crisis. According to information received by sources quoting Zee News, Railways may soon announce to run 100 trains. Railways have sent a proposal to the Ministry of Home Affairs and sought approval to run trains. Trains will be announced to run soon after getting the green signal from the Home Ministry.
The Railway Ministry has now decided about 120 trains, whose proposal has been sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs for approval. Due to the Corona Protocol, approval from the Ministry of Home Affairs is necessary for running trains. Once it is approved, then it will be decided how many trains will run and when these services can start.
To run the trains, the railways will coordinate with the states, it will be decided that which city needs how many trains. Only after this complete assessment, trains will be announced. It will be the endeavor of the Railways to restore rail connectivity in all areas of the country. And the movement of passengers should be increased.
Railways also plans to start some sub-urban trains, that is, local trains can also be announced soon. Currently, 230 trains are running. But train services have not started in many parts of the country. Let us tell you that the Ministry of Railways has already talked about starting rail services in a phased manner.
In view of the demand of passengers and the situation of corona infection, trains were to be run, but the plan was canceled repeatedly. Now that the Central Government has given permission to start Metro Rail services from the second week of September under Unlock 4, then more trains are expected to be started.
Actually, the festival season is about to begin. Therefore, demand for trains may also increase. Therefore, Railways is also trying to normalize train services as soon as possible. According to information received from an RTI, Indian Railways has canceled more than 1.78 crore tickets since March.
During this period an amount of Rs 2,727 crore was returned. The railway had suspended its passenger train services from 25 March itself. In this way, for the first time, the railway was refunded more than what it earned from ticket booking.