Railway plans to run special trains for Tatkal,wait-list passengers

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A move is on to provide relief to Tatkal,wait-list passengers.

in exclusive story by Mid Day claims that the railways have a plan to run special long-distance trains for the passengers who were on waiting lists.

The Mid Day reports quotes Subodh Jain, Ggeneral Manager of Central Railway and member (engineering) of the Railway Board,saying this:”We will be presenting the proposal of running special trains for Tatkal passengers to the Union Railway Minister.

It is said that passengers hurry up in the morning at 8 to get tickets through Tatkal bookings, but often return empty-handed, as these get booked within minutes by travel agents.

To provide relief from these travel agents,” the railways intend to run back-to-back trains to ease the pressure. They also plan to add extra coaches to existing rakes to accommodate more bookings”,said the Mid Day report.

“The number of people opting for Tatkal bookings increases during holidays and summer vacations, and even the waiting list climbs up to 300-400 people, including those who have registered through Tatkal”,adds the same report.

It is hoped that this plan is accepted for other parts of India including Jharkhand.

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