Eastern Railway and West Bengal government authorities on Thursday decided to increase the number of local trains for more people to avail the services while maintaining social distancing.
Eastern Railway has been running approximately 75 per cent of the local trains so far, which started operating from Wednesday after remaining suspended for months due to the outbreak of coronavirus. A decision was taken on Thursday to increase the number of trains and introduce nearly 100 per cent local train service by the Eastern Railway. The decision was taken at a meeting in Kolkata in presence of senior officials of the Eastern Railway and in which Bengal chief secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay was himself present.
The number of trains being run by South Eastern Railway however will remain the same.