Indian Railways Set To Operate Additional 2,742 Trains This Summer

More trips to cater to the growing demands of passengers.

by Shreya Ghosh
Indian Railways Set To Operate Additional 2,742 Trains This Summer

It has been a couple of weeks since the summer season has made a grand entry to most parts of India. The mercury is rising bringing heatwaves, harsh weather conditions, and whatnot. Soon, the peak summer holiday season will begin. Like every other year, a massive travel industry growth is also expected this season. Ahead of the busy weeks, Indian Railways recently announced additional journeys during this holiday season.

Indian Railways Will Operate More Trains & Trips This Summer Holiday Season

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The Ministry of Railways recently announced Indian Railways’ plans to run a total of 9,111 train journeys all around India this summer season. The reason behind this decision is to fulfil the surging demands of passengers at this time of the year. The year 2024 is expecting a rise in people travelling during the summer season in a large number in comparison to the previous year. Back in 2023, Indian Railways ran 6,369 additional trips in the summer months, according to a report by The Statesman. This year, the number has jumped by an extra inclusion of 2,742 journeys.

These extra trains will be travelling to different places all around India and connecting the prominent and most travelled destinations as well. While sharing the news of running an additional 2,742 trips this summer season, the Ministry of Railways stated that this significant step will focus on providing convenient travel experiences on different routes across the nation.

A noticeable spike in demand for trains on different routes is witnessed every year during the peak season. And with the summer holidays approaching soon, Indian Railways have taken many necessary steps to cater to every passenger’s demands. These extra 2,742 trains will be running in different places such as Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.

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What Are The Other Preparations?

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According to the recently released statement, Zonal Railways will need to provide drinking water at all railway stations. To control the rush in this heat, crowd control arrangements are organised at bustling stations. Senior officers have the major responsibility to control the crowd and overlook everything happening at stations. RPF staff are positioned at departure stations and CCTV Control Room as well.

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Do you have plans to travel during the summer season?

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