The Western Railway (WR) on Monday said it restored 11 trains, which were either cancelled, short-terminated or short-originated, due to the farmers' agitation in Punjab.
With this, a total of eight stretches in South Western Railway now have the capability of running trains at an enhanced speed.
Women will be allowed to board the other suburban trains also during the non-peak hours, officials said.
The WR has said that 156 trips of 12 special trains would be operated on various routes during the forthcoming Dussehra and Diwali festivals.
An official release said only reserved tickets will be permitted on board all these proposed Specials.
Railway services across city on the Western Railway and Central Railway came to a grinding halt at 1005 hrs as a result of the power outage.
With four of the seven special trains announced by South Western Railways set to chug off on Saturday, Bangalore Railway Division has geared up to open.
These trains will operate between Bengaluru-Mysuru, Bengaluru Cantonment-Guwahati, Yesvantpur Bikaner, Mysuru Jaipur, MysuruSolapur, GorakhpurYesvantpur and KSR BengaluruNew Delhi.
Meanwhile, the timings of the Belagavi – Shedbal – Belagavi Passenger Examination Special (Train No. 06931/06932) announced on Friday have been revised due to technical reasons
A total of 28 drivers and cleaners were onboard the train today, which traveled a distance of 682 kms and reached within 15 hours, two hours before scheduled arrival.
LK Shrikant was collecting the first installment of the Rs 1 lakh bribe from the family member of a railway employee who was given a job by the Railways on 'compassionate grounds'.
Okayed by the Railways Board on April 2, the central government was keen on launching it at the earliest to facilitate transport of essentials in bulk between States.
Before the arrival of the broad gauge, the train was called the Karnataka Express, Deccan Express and Kittur Express and was running between Pune and Bengaluru.
Passengers will have to adhere to all the norms and standard operating procedures related to COVID-19 during the travel.
Customers have been allowed to book individual wagons on this weekly train, which will run on an increased speed of 40 kmph instead of the usual 25 kmph.