Indian Railways clocked a 230% increase in reservations as States lift their lockdown, according to media reports.
According to sources, on May 15, the total booking of reserved passengers was 6.3 lakh, which increased to 14.6 lakh on Monday (June 7).
Addressing a Press Conference, Railway Board Chairman and CEO Suneet Sharma indicated that demand growth is projected to continue for the next two months.
He also stated that the national transporter is expanding the number of trains available as lockdowns are lifted. According to Railway Ministry, the national transporter is operating 889 Special Mail Express trains, 479 passenger trains and 26 clone trains of highly-patronised trains. The ministry also said the railways is operating 2,891 suburban services.