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Central Railway Will Run Additional Trains for North India

Central Railways will run special trains from June 1 as decided by the Ministry of Railways. These special trains will be in addition to the existing Shramik Special trains running from May 1 and Special AC trains running from May 12, 2020. Railways have also issued important guidelines for travelling on these trains, which will be compulsory for all passengers to follow.

Reservation Process for Special Trains

Booking for all special trains is already open online through the IRCTC website and its mobile app following the maximum 30 days ARP (advance reservation period). Tickets can also be booked at the reservation counters at select railway stations. The booking of tickets through ‘agents’, both IRCTC agents and railway agents, has also been allowed.

Guidelines of Fare in Coach Classes in Special Trains

These special trains will be of both AC and non-AC classes and fully reserved. There will also be a reserved seat in a general second class (GS) coach. The fare will be charged as normal. For general second class (GS) coaches a second seating (2S) fare will be charged and reserved seats will be provided to all passengers. The RAC and the waiting list will be issued as per the existing rules, although the ticket holders of the waiting list will not be allowed to board the train.

List of Special Trains in Central Railways

  1.  Train no. 01015/01016. Lokmanya Tilak Terminal – Gorakhpur Special Train. Train no 01015 will run from Lokmanya Tilak Terminal w.e.f. 1.6.2020. Train no. 01016 will run from Gorakhpur w.e.f. 3.6.2020.
  1. Train no. 01019/01020. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminal – Bhubaneswar Special Train. Train no. 01019 will run from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminal from 1.6.2020. Train no 01020 will depart Bhubaneswar on 3.6.2020.
  1. Train No. 01061/01062. Lokmanya Tilak Terminal – Darbhanga Special Train. Train no.01061 will run from Lokmanya Tilak Terminal on 1.6.2020. Train no. 01062 will run from Darbhanga on 3.6.2020.
  1. Train No.01071/01072. Lokmanya Tilak Terminal – Varanasi Special Train

Train no 01071 will run from Lokmanya Tilak Terminal on 1.6.2020. Train no 01072 will run from Varanasi on 3.6.2020.

  1. Train No.1093 / 01094. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus – Varanasi Special Train

Train no 01093 will run from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus from 1.6.2020. Train No.1094 will run from Varanasi from 2.6.2020.

  1. Train No. 01139/01140. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus – Gadag Special Train

Train no.01139 will run from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus from 1.6.2020. Train no.01140 will run from Gadag from 2.6.2020.

  1. Train No. 01301/01302. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus – Bangalore Special Train

Train no.01301 will run from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus from 1.6.2020. Train no 01302 will run from Bangalore from 2.6.2020.

  1. Train No. 02141/02142. Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Pataliputra Special Train

Train No. 02141 will run from Lokmanya Tilak from 1.6.2020. Train no 02142 will run from Pataliputra with effect from 2.6.2020.

General Instructions to Passengers

  1. All passengers will be compulsorily examined and only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to enter or board the train.
  2. Only passengers with confirmed tickets will be allowed to enter the railway station.
  3. All passengers should wear a face cover or mask during entry and within the train.
  4. Passengers should arrive at the station at least 90 minutes in advance to facilitate thermal screening at the station.
  5. Passengers should follow social distancing on both stations and trains.
  6. On arriving at their destination, the passengers will have to follow the health protocols prescribed by the destination state/UT.

Author: Aashish Ranjan


Aashish Ranjan has worked as News Reporter & Content Writer with 3 years of expertise in assigning, shaping and directing news stories. He is dedicated to covering all relevant news with speed & accuracy. He has graduated in Mass Communication fro

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Aashish Ranjan has worked as News Reporter & Content Writer with 3 years of expertise in assigning, shaping and directing news stories. He is dedicated to covering all relevant news with speed & accuracy. He has graduated in Mass Communication fro