Mumbai: Western Railway ran 1,188 special trains and added 2,126 extra coaches to regular services between August 1 and November 14 this year to clear the rush of passengers during the festival season, chief PRO Ravinder Bhakar said on Thursday. It helped 1.5 lakh passengers and generated additional revenue of Rs 15 crore, he added. “From August 1 to November 14, we ran 1,188 special trains and added 2,126 extra coaches in different trains. Almost one lakh passengers travelled on them which resulted in additional revenue of Rs.9.65 crore,” he said.
“By augmenting trains on temporary basis, 68,000 passengers benefited and Rs 5.34 crore revenue was generated,” he added.He said that some of these special trains would be operated till the Christmas and New Year holiday season. Bhakar informed that concerted action against touts had led to seizure of Rs 1 crore worth of tickets procured unauthorisedly.