New Delhi: Amid lockdown over COVID threat, Indian Railways has decided to start two special trains for military to meet operational requirements of the Army at northern and eastern borders, force said on Thursday.
The Army is also coordinating with the Railway Ministry for plying of additional trains for military purposes in coming weeks.
“To meet the operational requirements of northern and eastern borders, two military special trains are planned to be run,” the Army stated.
The force said that that both the trains for military purpose will start from Bengaluru. The first train will start on April 17 and reach Jammu and the second train will start on April 18 for Guwahati.
The route planned by the Army is that the first train will start from Bengaluru and will have stoppage at Belgaum, Secundrabad, Ambala and terminates at Jammu.
The second train will start from Bengaluru and stop at Belgaum, Secundrabad, Gopalpur, Howrah, New Jalpaiguri and terminates at Guwahati.
“This will enable decongestion of category A and B training establishments at Bangalore, Belgaum, Secundrabad and Gopalpur as well as assist in operational preparedness of active formations deployed in the borders,” sources in the Army said. (IANS)