Cassian Baliarsingh

To ensure the convenience of passengers and manage the anticipated surge in travel demand during summer, Indian Railways is operating a record-breaking 9,111 trips during the summer season. This marks a substantial rise compared to the summer of 2023, where a total of 6369 trips were offered. 

The additional trains have been meticulously planned to connect key destinations across the country, demonstrating Indian Railways' commitment to meeting passenger demands effectively. All zonal railways spread across India have geared up to operate these additional trips, catering to the summer travel rush.

During the summer season, Zonal Railways have been instructed to ensure availability of drinking water at Railway stations. Elaborate crowd control arrangements are made at all major and important railway stations. Senior officers are stationed at these stations to monitor all the activities to regulate the crowd in a systematic manner.

RPF personnel have been deputed at originating stations to ensure the Queue system for entry in General Class coaches. Skilled RPF staff are deployed in CCTV Control Room to keep a close watch on the crowded areas and render real time assistance to passengers.

Government Railway Police (GRP) & Railway Protection Force (RPF) staff are deployed at foot-over bridges to regulate crowd smoothly in order to avoid stampede like situation during the heavy rush period.

Through a statement, Indian Railways said that it remains committed to providing convenient and comfortable travel experience for all passengers. Passengers can book their ticket in these additional trains through Railway Ticket counters or IRCTC website/app.