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Jan 13 2018 (15:48)   Southern Railway earns Rs 56.87 crore by running 1,221 special trains from April to December end.

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The Southern Railway ran almost double the number of special trains in the first nine months of 2017-18 as compared to those in the same period last in fiscal year.
In order to clear the extra rush of traffic, Southern Railway operated 1,221 special trains during April - December, 2017 as compared to the 639 special trains that were operated during April - December, 2016, originating from Southern Railway to various destinations.
Out of these, 436 special trains were run towards south Tamil Nadu, 478 special trains towards Kerala and 307 special trains
towards other destinations.
The demands of the passengers travelling during various festivals were also met as follows:
28 special trains during Velankanni festival.
51 special trains during Onam / Puja festival.
49 special trains during Diwali festival.
137 special trains for Sabari season.
46 special trains for winter season / Melamaruvathur / Irumudi festival.
19 special trains during Pongal season.
The Passenger Reservation System reveals the number of passengers by special trains as 6.65 lakh and the passenger earnings as Rs 56.87 crore during April - December, 2017. This shows an increase of 71% in the number of passengers and an increase of 51% in passenger earnings by the special trains operated as compared to last year.
Special trains were run between Chennai Egmore and Tirunelveli, Chennai Central and Kollam, Madurai and Chengalpet, Coimbatore and Chengalpet and various other sectors.
Suvidha special trains were run from Chennai Egmore to Tirunelveli, Madurai to Chennai Egmore, Puducherry to Santragachi, Chennai Central to Ernakulam and Chennai Central to Kollam.
Additional 240 special trains are being run for the period from January to March, 2018.
During the first quarter of the year 2018 - 19 (April - June, 2018), nearly 500 summer special trains are being planned to be run to clear the extra rush of passengers.
In view of the bus strike, the Southern Railway is operating 43 additional special trains daily over Tamil Nadu.
The Southern Railway also added 2,060 extra coaches facilitating movement of 1.05 lakh additional passengers during April 2017 to December 2017.
Moreover, special trains originating from other railway zones were also run.

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