Indian Railways puts private trains project on fast-track! Full list of 100 routes for world-class trains

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Published: January 10, 2020 1:45:14 PM

Indian Railways puts private trains project on fast-track! Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways is moving ahead swiftly with its ambitious plan to allow private operators to run trains on the network.

Indian railways, indian raiwlays news, private trainsIndian Railways has already got Cabinet clearance for upgrading the Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Kolkata routes to 160 kmph and the routes identfied for the operations of private trains mostly fall on these.

Indian Railways puts private trains project on fast-track! Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways is moving ahead swiftly with its ambitious plan to allow private operators to run trains on the network. For this purpose, Amitabh Kant-led NITI Aayog has put out draft guidelines for discussion purposes with the various stakeholders. The Rs 22,500 crore project will be a game-changer both for the national transporter and passengers who will benefit from world-class train services. The private operators will be allowed to charge passengers market-linked railway fares. Indian Railways will provide track and signalling infrastructure and take haulage charges from the private operators.

Indian Railways has already got Cabinet clearance for upgrading the Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Kolkata routes to 160 kmph and the routes identified for the operations of private trains mostly fall on these two branches of the Golden Quadrilateral. Private operators will allowed to operate their own rolling stock or trains provided the meet the standards set by Indian Railways. NITI Aayog has listed 10-12 clusters with over 100 routes that will enable private operators to run minimum 16-coach trains. With over 150 private trains on 100 routes, Indian Railways is hoping to reduce the number of waitlisted passengers as well. Below is the full list of proposed routes by NITI Aayog and Indian Railways for private operators along with the likely frequency of trains in a week:

Indian Railways private trains: Full list of routes

MUMBAI CLUSTER 1

  • Kalburgi Panvel Triweekly
  • Panvel Madgaon Triweekly
  • Panvel Aurangabad Biweekly
  • Ajni Panvel Daily
  • Panvel Chennai Biweekly
  • Pune Guwahati Weekly
  • Panvel Manduadih Daily
  • Panvel Kanpur Daily

MUMBAI CLUSTER 2

  • Mumbai Central New Delhi Daily
  • Jogeshwari Tilak Bridge Daily
  • Dadar Vatva Daily
  • Udhna Dadar Daily
  • Dadar Vadodara Daily
  • Bandra (T) Jaipur Weekly
  • Indore Okhla Daily
  • Bandra (T) Akola Triweekly
  • Udhna Asansol Weekly

MUMBAI CLUSTER 3

  • Panvel Santragachi Daily
  • Hadapsar Okhla Daily
  • Parel Shirdi Triweekly
  • Parel Kolhapur Weekly
  • Habibganj Hadapsar Biweekly
  • Allahabad Panvel Weekly
  • Allahabad Pune Weekly
  • Patna Hadapsar Weekly

MUMBAI CLUSTER 4

  • Udhna Manduadih Weekly
  • Udhna Patna Weekly
  • Indore Danapur Triweekly
  • Allahabad Ahmedabad Weekly
  • Kanpur Bandra (T) Biweekly
  • Gorakhpur Jogeshwari Biweekly
  • Ajmer Jogeshwari Daily
  • Sant Hirdaram Nagar Bandra (T) Daily

DELHI CLUSTER 1

  • Anand Vihar Darbhanga Biweekly
  • New Delhi New Rishikesh Daily
  • Holambi Kalan Chheharta 6 days
  • Holambi Kalan Chandigarh Daily
  • Anand Vihar Katra 6 days
  • New Delhi Haridwar Daily
  • Faizabad Bhatinda Daily
  • Lucknow Jammu Tawi 6 days

DELHI CLUSTER 2

  • Okhla TCTB Daily
  • Chennai Okhla Daily
  • Tilak Bridge Gomtinagar Daily
  • Bijwasan Sabarmati Daily
  • Anand Vihar Bhagalpur Weekly

DELHI CLUSTER 3

  • Chandigarh Sultanpur Biweekly
  • New Delhi Chandigarh 6 days
  • Ambala Allahabad Daily
  • Kanpur New Delhi Daily
  • Lalkuan Delhi 5 days
  • New Delhi Gorakhpur Biweekly
  • New Delhi Manduadih Daily
  • Shakurbasti Ajmer Daily
  • Habibganj Holambi Kalan Biweekly
  • Kota Nizamuddin Daily
  • Bandra (T) Jaipur Weekly
  • TCTB Jaipur Weekly
  • Jaipur Udhampur 6 days
  • Jaipur Kota Daily

PATNA CLUSTER 1

  • New Delhi Patna Daily
  • Gaya Anand Vihar Triweekly
  • Panvel Patna Weekly
  • Darbhanga Jogeshwari Weekly
  • Patliputra TCTB 5 days
  • Gorakhpur TCTB Biweekly
  • Allahabad TCTB Weekly

GUWAHATI CLUSTER 1

  • Guwahati Tilak Bridge Triweekly
  • Katihar Tilak Bridge Triweekly
  • Kishanganj Tilak Bridge Weekly
  • Barauni Anand Vihar Biweekly
  • Kochuveli Guwahati Triweekly
  • TCTB Guwahati Weekly
  • Secunderabad Guwahati Biweekly
  • Habibganj Agartala Weekly

CHENNAI CLUSTER 1

  • Tambaram Madurai Daily
  • Chennai Charlapalli Daily
  • Tambaram TCTB Daily
  • Chennai Coimbatore Daily
  • Tirunelveli Tambaram Daily
  • Tambaram Tiruchchirapalli Daily
  • Chennai Bhagat Ki Kothi Weekly
  • Kanniyakumari Tambaram Daily

SECUNDERABAD CLUSTER 1

  • Charlapalli Srikakulam Daily
  • Lingampalli Tirupati Daily
  • Guntur Lingampalli Daily
  • Varanasi Charlapalli Weekly
  • Charlapalli Panvel Weekly
  • Vijaywada Visakhapatnam Triweekly
  • Visakhapatnam Tirupati Triweekly
  • Shalimar Charlapalli Daily

HOWRAH CLUSTER 1

  • Tatanagar Shalimar Daily
  • Shalimar Pune Weekly
  • Howrah Chennai Daily
  • Shalimar TCTB Daily
  • Hatia TCTB Weekly
  • Puri Shalimar Triweekly
  • New Jalpaiguri Howrah Weekly
  • Howrah Anand Vihar Daily
  • Howrah Patna Daily
  • Howrah Malda Town Daily
  • Sealdah Guwahati Biweekly
  • Anand Vihar Chhapra Biweekly

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