In the Corona era, Indian Railways has decided to run 20 pairs of clone trains on crowded routes with special trains. Most of these trains are connecting Bihar. It will start operations from September 21. The advance saving period will be 10 days. These existing special trains and staff will be different from special trains. Preservation of these will start from 19th September.
Twenty pairs i.e. 19 out of 40 trains will have Hamasafar coaches and their fare is the same as Humsafar train. Where as John Shatabdi will run a train from New Delhi to Lucknow as a coach and its fare will be the same as that of Janataabadi. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Railways released the details of a total of 40 trains of these 20 pairs. Their stops will be limited. All trains will be in reserved section.
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The announced clone train is as follows:
New Delhi – Saharsa – New Delhi
New Delhi-Rajgir-New Delhi
New Delhi – Darbhanga – New Delhi
New Delhi-Rajendra Nagar-New Delhi
New Jalpaiguri-Amritsar-New Jalpaiguri
New Delhi-Lucknow-New Delhi