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Nearly 1.5 lakh tickets booked in first 2 hrs for trains running from June 1

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
May 21, 2020 13:38 IST
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Almost 1.50 lakh tickets were booked within two hours of opening the bookings for the 100 pairs of passenger trains that the railways will operationalise on June 1, officials said on Thursday.

IMAGE: Migrants board 'Shramik Special' train at Danapur railway station to reach their native places. Photograph: PTI Photo

On Wednesday, railways issued a list of 100 pairs of trains that it will operate from June 1.

The list included popular trains such as Durontos, Sampark Krantis, Jan Shatabdis and Poorva Express.

 

This is the second slew of special passenger services that marked the Railways graded restoration of its trains which were suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"At 12:00 Hours, 73 trains were available in the system for booking. 1,49,025 tickets were booked having 2,90,510 passengers," said a railway spokesperson.

These trains will have both AC and non-AC classes and fully reserved coaches.

The railways said these trains will be "special trains run on the pattern of regular trains", covering tier 2 cities and also major state capitals like Mumbai and Kolkata.

Officials said from now on, all such special trains will have both these categories to accommodate all classes of passengers.

The trains that will run from June 1 include 17 Jan Shatabdi trains and five Duronto Express trains.

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