The occupancy rate of special trains originating from different places under the jurisdiction of the East Central Railway (ECR) has gone up considerably. They are running at full capacity to New Delhi, Mumbai, Howrah, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Secunderabad and Pune.
According to ECR’s chief public relations officer (CPRO) Rajesh Kumar, the occupancy of the Rajendra Nagar Terminal-New Delhi Rajdhani special (02309), which has 1,134 berths, is almost 107%. Similarly, the Rajgir-New Delhi Shramjeevi Express special (02391) and the Rajendra Nagar Terminal-New Delhi Sampoorna Kranti special (02393) are running with an occupancy rate of 179% and 135%, respectively.
“The occupancy rate of all Delhi-bound special trains from Patna and other places was hardly 45% in June and July,” the CPRO said. Altogether 2,673 passengers travelled to Howrah on Thursday (10th September 2020) last week by the Patna-Howrah Janshatabdi special (02024), which has 2,029 seats. Its occupancy rate has gone up from 55% in July to 132% now.
“The occupancy of the Saharsa-New Delhi special (02553) is 166% and that of the Darbhanga-New Delhi special (02565) is 155% at present. Similarly, the Muzaffarpur-Anand Vihar special (02557), which has 1,571 berths, had an occupancy rate of 143% on Friday,” Kumar said and added that the occupancy rate of the Raxaul-Anand Vihar special (05273), Danapur-Pune special (02150) and Muzaffarpur-Ahmedabad special (09084) was 138%, 174% and 171%, respectively.
The Danapur-Secunderabad special (02792) and the Danapur-Bengaluru special (02296) are running with an occupancy rate of 174% and 189% while the Patliputra-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus special (02142) and the Patna-Lokmanya Tilak Mumbai special (03201) have recorded an occupancy rate of 170% and 171%, respectively. The occupancy of the Darbhanga-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus special (01062) is 187% and that of the Patna-Shalimar special (02214) is 147%.