Long-distance trains will also be reintroduced gradually, South Eastern Railway General Manager Sanjay Kumar Mohanty said.
It has been done only in the interest of the public as many people visit railway stations to drop and pick up senior citizens, differently abled, children and students, the release added
The Railway Ministry has decided to run three pairs of special trains from Odisha to Gujarat starting September 12.
According to the national transporter, the clone trains would be operational in the next 15 days in a phased manner.
"The Ministry of Railways is in consultation with the Home Ministry regarding movement of unreserved passengers. Soon a decision will be taken," said Southern Railway General Manager John Thomas
In his letter, Pradhan said that migrant workers in Odisha who have urged that train services be started from Odisha so that they can reach their workplace.
Commuters whom The New Indian Express spoke to at CMBT said though they were concerned over the spread of COVID-19, they had no other option
The following special trains operating via Konkan Railway route will remain cancelled or diverted due to ongoing traffic restoration works between Pernem and Madure railway stations.
These trains will operate between Bengaluru-Mysuru, Bengaluru Cantonment-Guwahati, Yesvantpur Bikaner, Mysuru Jaipur, MysuruSolapur, GorakhpurYesvantpur and KSR BengaluruNew Delhi.
Chairman and CEO of the Railway Board V K Yadav in a press briefing also denied reports that the Japanese firms were not keen on the project.
The Chairman said the Railways will be monitoring all the trains that are currently in operation to determine which trains have long waiting list.
Students pursuing diploma in teacher training and elementary education in DIET, complained that they were asked to write exams and clear arrears when the State government canclled both.
SCR will run special trains on Pune - Hyderabad and Mumbai LTT - Hyderabad routes, for the candidates in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Steps are being taken to ensure that passengers follow all the safety guidelines issued by the State government to keep infection from spreading
Last year, the company had floated nine civil work tenders which could not be opened because of the coronavirus pandemic, officials said.