To ensure the convenience of passengers and maintain inter-state mobility, Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways is operating special train services across the national transporter's network. According to a recent statement released by the Railway Ministry, the train services include passenger trains, suburban trains, as well as mail/express trains. The data from railway authorities showed that during the period April 12, 2021 - April 21, 2021, the national transporter ran a total of 432 special train services from the Central and Western Railway zones and a total of 1166 special train services from the Northern Railways zone. (Also Read: Indian Railways' Form-Based Codes For Station Redevelopment: All You Need To Know )
The Northern railway zone is headquartered in Delhi and is the northernmost zone of the Indian Railways network. Whereas, the Central railway zone is headquartered in Mumbai (Maharashtra). The Western Railways zone is headquartered at Mumbai's Churchgate station. Currently, the national transporter is operating a total of 1512 specials train services on an average per day. Also, a total of 5387 suburban train services, as well as 981 passenger train services, are also functional.
The additional trains are being operated in the current period of April-May 2021 as the summer special trains, apart from the regular train services, added the Railway Ministry. According to authorities, the special train services will continue to operate as per demand on some routes.