GUWAHATI, July 21 - Maligaon-headquartered Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has said that the special passenger trains in the zone are running with almost full occupancy.
�The data available regarding various special trains which are originating in NFR over the last one month shows that most of them are having full occupancy. The Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Special is running on 98 per cent occupancy, while the Dibrugarh-Delhi Brahmaputra Mail Special, the Guwahati-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Special and the Agartala-New Delhi Rajdhani Special are running on full occupancy,� NFR Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) Subhanan Chanda said.
Some other trains operating to and from the zone have also registered either full or very high occupancy in recent weeks, he added.
�From this it is clear that passengers are now feeling confident to undertake rail travel in between various cities of the country in view of the safety measures taken by the Railways. However, Railways would like to request passengers to undertake rail travel only if it is absolutely essential, so as to minimise the risk of exposure to COVID-19,� Chanda said.
All regular passenger trains across the country have been cancelled till August 12. At present, Indian Railways is operating only some passenger special trains to facilitate commuters in undertaking essential journey.
Indian Railways started operation of 15 pairs of special passenger trains having only air-conditioned classes connecting various cities with New Delhi with effect from May 12. Later 100 pairs of passenger special trains connecting various cities of the country were put into operation with effect from June 1.
These services were in addition to the shramik special trains which were used for transporting stranded persons beginning from May 1.