The Ministry of Railways has decided to run 20 pairs of clone special trains from September 21 in the wake of the huge demand for travel on specific routes.
These trains will run in addition to special trains which are already in operation and will be operationalised on the routes having high patronage and demand. The reservation for these trains will start on September 19. Clone Special trains will run by utilizing Humsafar rakes.
Two trains are via Belagavi – Miraj – Pune
Yeshwantpur- H Nizamuddin would depart Yeshwantpur 06523 at 1355 on Wednesdays and Saturdays while Train No. 06524 would leave Nizamuddin on Saturdays and Tuesdays.
Vasco- H Nizamuddin would depart Vasco Train No. 07379 at 1230 on Friday while Train No. 07380 would depart H Nizamuddin at 1300 on Sunday.
Timings at Belagavi are yet to be announced.
Clone trains have not been operated by the Indian Railways in the past. The clone trains being proposed, are based on the patronization of already operating special trains with limited stoppages and faster transit time. The clone trains will primarily be 3 AC trains and run ahead of the already operating special trains