As the COVID-19 cases continue to dip across the country, the Indian Railways has added 660 more trains in June to facilitate the movement of migrant labourers and clear the waiting list in various origin-destination clusters.
During the pre-COVID times, about 1,768 mail and express trains were operating daily on an average, it said in a statement.
As on Friday, about 983 mail and express trains are being operated daily, which is about 56% of the pre-Covid level. The number of trains is being enhanced gradually in accordance with the demand and commercial justification, the railways said.
As on June 1, about 800 mail and express trains were in operation.
"During the period from June 1 to June 18, approval for operating 660 additional mail/express trains has been given to the zonal railways," it said.
These include 552 mail and express trains and 108 holiday special trains.