By granting special train status, Indian Railways has opted to run passenger trains. So when the pandemic started, special trains were our hope, fares were not a factor for many, as they only wanted to reach home by any means but now the situations have changed.
It seems Indian Railways has found new ways to increase revenue. Most of the Mail and express trains are now special trains and the fare also has been increased.
Fare For Special Trains
There is no official statement regarding the fare increase as of now.
From October 1, the Ranchi Railway Division has decided to run 14 passenger trains as special trains. Passengers on certain trains will likely have to pay a higher fare now than previously.
According to media reports, it has been decided to give special train status to Ranchi-Tori Passenger, Tori-Ranchi Passenger, Ranchi-Lohardaga Passenger, Lohardaga-Ranchi Passenger, Ranchi-Lohardaga Passenger and Lohardaga-Ranchi Passenger.
Also, Western Railways will run three additional fully reserved special trains to various destinations across the country, according to a statement released by the zone.
Also, Indian Railways is resuming the Superfast Intercity train service between Vadodara and Jamnagar.
The trains are Mumbai Central-Ahmedabad Gujarat Express Superfast Special, Valsad-Ahmedabad Gujarat Queen Special, Valsad-Vadodara Superfast Intercity Special, Vadodara-Jamnagar Superfast Special Train.
Indian Railways has devised a plan to run special festival trains from September 13 to accommodate passenger demand during the festive season this year, as there has been an increasing demand from customers for a long time to boost the number of trains.