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Indian Railways running 78 special trains to cater Summer vacation rush

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New Delhi: Due to unavailability of tickets in most fast and super fast trains during the summer holiday season, the Indian Railways is running 78 special trains to cater to the rush, an official said on Monday.

 

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“To cater to the extra rush, we have started 78 special trains from April 1,” a senior Northern Railway official told media persons. The special trains would make 1,354 trips until July, the official said.

There are about 1,200 trains that ferry about 10-12 lakh passengers every day across the country.

 

Indian Railways starts running 78 special trains to meet summer holiday rush:

 

On the running late, often by over 5-7 hours, of trains, the official said huge traffic was one of the biggest challenge for running the trains on time. “If the train gets late then it goes on getting late as the rail traffic is already occupied by another train ahead,” the official said.

 

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The official also said sometimes the rakes of special trains were used for the main express trains when they gate late by over 5-6 hours. The maintenance of rakes takes about minimum of four hours.

“But we are trying to ensure that the special trains run on time,” the official said.

 

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Emirates announces $16-billion deal to buy 50 airbus aircraft

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Dubai: Emirates Airline said Monday it would buy 50 Airbus 350-900 widebody aircraft in a deal worth $16 billion, with delivery to begin in May 2023.

“I am happy to announce we are purchasing 50 Airbus 350 for $16 billion,” the carrier’s chairman and CEO Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum told reporters at the Dubai Airshow.

In an announcement made at the Dubai Airshow alongside Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury, Emirates chairman and CEO Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said that Monday’s firm order replaces a previous deal for 30 A350-900 and 40 A330-900 aircraft which had been announced earlier in the year.

“We are confident in the performance of the Airbus A350 XWB and we believe this aircraft this aircraft will be a good fit,” he said. “With our A350…we plan to offer different cabin configurations.”

“We’ll be able to take new aircraft to new markets, not only in the region, but also…up to 15 hours of flying time from Dubai,” he said, adding that the $16bn deal reflects Emirates’ confidence in the future of the UAE’s aviation sector and role as a travel hub.

Emirates serve a global network spanning over 158 destinations in 84 countries. Its fleet stands at 267 large aircraft, including more than 100 Airbus, 380 superjumbo.

Its move earlier this year to reduce its total A380 orders triggered Airbus to pull the plug on the costly plane, which airlines have struggled to fill to its capacity of 500-850 people.

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