kharagpur, In order to clear the huge rush of Suburban Passengers and to maintain proper social distancing in suburban trains, South Eastern Railway has decided to run 51 additional EMU Locals from thursday (26.11.2020).
With the resumption of 51 more EMU services, total 146 EMU trains of S E Railway will become operational on suburban routes. Till now the services of 95 trains have been resumed and considering the high occupancy in existing trains, it has been decided to run 51 more EMU trains from tomorrow.
Out of the 51 additional EMU Services, 26 will run in Up direction and 25 in Down direction.
Among the twenty six Up EMU trains, eight trains will run between Howrah-Panskura, two between Howrah-Midnapur, three between Howrah-Kharagpur, three between Howrah-Mecheda, five between Howrah-Amta and one each between Shalimar-Santragachi, Santragachi-Panskura, Howrah-Haldia, Panskura-Digha & Panskura-Haldia.
Out of the twenty five Down EMU trains, nine trains will run between Panskura-Howrah, five between Amta-Howrah, two between Midnapur-Howrah, three between Kharagpur-Howrah and one each between Mecheda-Howrah, Haldia-Howrah, Digha-Panskura, Haldia-Panskura, Mecheda-Shalimar & Bagnan-Howrah.
These EMU Locals will run as per the timings and stoppages of the existing Public Sub-urban Time table 2019-20. The daily tickets and season tickets will be available at the booking counters at different stations for the commuters. It has been decided to extend the validity of the season tickets to the extent of days lost during lockdown.
Entry inside the stations and in trains will strictly be maintained as per COVID-19 health protocols. Close liaison with State Authorities and various Railway Departments has been programmed for ensuring social distancing, queue management and prevention of spread of COVID-19.
Use of face mask is mandatory and Railway and State Government will ensure multiple rounds of checking for maintaining of social distancing. Passengers are requested to avail alternate seats observing indication on seats to maintain physical distancing during journey. All coaches will be sanitized regularly.
South Eastern Railway urges all its valued commuters to strictly follow COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols.