“These trains will reach their destinations two to three hours in advance. That’s how they have been planned,” says a senior official
With the Railways rolling out 40 clone trains from September 21, waitlisted passengers on high traffic routes can hope to reach their destinations two-three hours before the corresponding parent train, a senior official said on September 20.
These clone trains — primarily 3-AC trains with fewer halts, higher speeds and a departure time before the parent train — come as a boon for the passengers who have to travel in an emergency or have made last-minute plans, the official said.
Their stoppages will be limited to operational halts or the Divisional Headquarters en-route (if any), thereby reducing their journey time, the official said.