After the temporary shutdown of Jet Airways, traffic on the Mumbai-Delhi railway route has gone up by 10 per cent. To cater to this extra load, the Western Railway has already started a special train between both cities, and is planning to start another one. Last week, Jet Airways suspended operations due to a financial crisis. Sources said it used to operate eight to nine flights daily on the Mumbai-Delhi route.
As per data received from Western Railway, between March 15 and April 15, 2,17,814 passengers travelled between Mumbai and Delhi on five prominent Western Railway trains – including the Rajdhani Express, August Kranti Express, Golden Temple Express, Duranto Express the Gareeb Rath, which is around 20,000 more than during the same period last year. Read More