The main feature of the clone trains will be that these trains will have fewer stoppages and will also run at a higher speed than the original train
Passengers can book the tickets from IRCTC website and also from the PRS counters for these trains
Indian Railways will start from today its latest initiative of operating clone trains in its network. Initially a total of 40(20 pairs) of trains will operate in the Indian Railways network which has seen a huge passenger traffic demand.
The main feature of the clone trains will be that these trains will have fewer stoppages and will also run at a higher speed than the original train.
Clone trains comes as a boon for the railway passengers and the problem of not getting tickets in the busy routes may be reduced with the introduction of clone trains.
Passengers can book the tickets from IRCTC website and app and also from the PRS counters for these trains. IRCTC shares were 0.8% higher at ₹1,415 in early trade as Indian Railways decided to operate more trains.
Full list of IRCTC trains
Clone train between Bengaluru and Danapur (Train No. 06509/ 06510 )
Clone train between Yesvantpur and Nizamuddin (Train No. 06523/ 06524)
Clone train between Ahmedabad and Darbhanga (Train No. 09465/ 09466 )
Clone train between Ahmedabad and Delhi (Train No. 09415/ 09416 )
Clone train between Surat and Chhapra (Train No. 09065/ 09066 )
Clone train between Bandra (T) and Amritsar (Train No. 09025/ 09026)
Clone train between Ahmedabad and Patna (Train No.09447/ 09448 )
Clone train between New Delhi and Rajgir (Train No. 03391/ 03392)
Clone train between New Delhi and Saharsa (Train No. 02563/ 02564)
Clone train between New Delhi and Darbhanga (Train No. 02569/ 02570)
Clone train between Muzaffarpur and Delhi (Train No. 02573/ 02574)
Clone train between Rajendra Nagar and New Delhi (Train No. 03293/ 03294)
Clone train between Katihar and Delhi (Train No. 05485/ 05486)
Clone train between New Jalpaiguri and Amritsar (Train No. 04653/ 04654)
Clone train between Jaynagar and Amritsar (Train No. 04651/04652)
Clone train between Varanasi and New Delhi (Train No. 04059/ 04060)
Clone train between Ballia and Delhi (Train No. 04055/ 04056)
Clone train between Lucknow and New Delhi (Train No. 04251/ 04252
Clone train between Secunderabad and Danapur (Train No. 02787/ 02788 )
Clone train between Vasco and Nizamuddin (Train No. 07379/ 07380 )
According to the list of trains being run by the Railways, 10 (5 pairs) will operate between Bihar and Delhi under the East Central Railways.
These trains will originate and terminate at Bihar’s Saharsa, Rajendra Nagar, Rajgir, Darbhanga and Muzaffarpur.
The two trains operating under the Northeast Frontier Railway are also from Bihar: Katihar to Delhi and back.
The Northern Railway will also run 10 trains (5 pairs) which will operate between Delhi and Bihar and back, West Bengal to Delhi, Punjab to West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh to Delhi among others.
The South Central Railway will operate two trains between Danapur (Bihar) to Secunderabad and back.
The South Western Railway will operate 6 trains (3 pairs) between Goa and Delhi, Karnataka-Bihar and Karnataka-Delhi.
The Western Railway will run 10 trains (5 pairs) between Bihar (Darbhanga)-Gujarat(Ahmedabad), Delhi-Gujarat, Bihar (Chhapra) to Gujarat (Surat), Mumbai-Punjab, Gujarat(Ahmedabad)-Bihar (Patna) The Railways had suspended all passenger trains services due to the imposition of a nationwide lockdown from 25th March. However, it resumed services in a staggered manner, with Shramik Special trains to help stranded migrant workers reach their home states from 1st May.
Then, it started 230 special trains across the country, followed by another 80 special trains from September 12. The additional trains were announced keeping in mind the COVID-19 situation, and also to allow reverse migration of workers to urban areas for work, with the country entering into Unlock 4.0. The clone trains include: New Delhi-Saharsa-New Delhi; New Delhi-Rajgir-New Delhi; New Delhi-Darbhanga-New Delhi; Delhi-Muzaffarpur-Delhi.
The other trains are: New Delhi-Rajendra Nagar-New Delhi; Delhi-Katihar-Delhi; New Jalpaiguri-Amritsar-New Jalpaiguri; Jayanagar-Amritsar-Jayanagar; New Delhi-Lucknow-New Delhi; Bengaluru-Danapur-Bengaluru.
The other routes being served through these clone trains are: Varanasi – New Delhi – Varanasi; Ballia — Delhi — Ballia; Secunderabad – Danapur – Secunderabad; Vasco-Nizamuddin-Vasco; Yesvantpur-Nizamuddin – Yesvantpur; Ahmedabad-Darbhanga-Ahmedabad; Ahmedabad – Delhi – Ahmedabad; Surat – Chhapra – Surat; Bandra-Amritsar-Bandra; Ahmedabad-Patna-Ahmedabad
While the tickets for 19 pairs of these trains — all 18 coaches — will be charged at the Humsafar Express rates, the fare will be at par with the Janshatabdi Express rates for the 22-coach clone train between Lucknow and Delhi.
The advance reservation period for these trains will be 10 days and the booking opened at 8 am on September 19, the Railways said.