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Special Trains to Meet Summer Rush and Festivals
New Delhi, 25
In the coming summer season, it is planned to operate 8000
trips and a total of 40,000 trips for the whole year to handle
the passenger traffic during vacations and festivals.
Presenting the Railway Budget for 2011-12 in the Lok Sabha
today, the Minister of Railways Mamata Banerjee said that in
the current year, the Railways have already operated 130 pairs
of additional trains which made 36,000 trips. The special
trips help Railways to achieve a healthy growth in passenger
earnings and satisfy the seasonal travel demands to a large
extent, the Railway Minister said.
The Minister also said that preparations to cater to the
expected massive demand by pilgrims during ‘Maha Kumbh Mela’
in 2013 are being made.