Easy to go home during festivals
Indian Railways has started many new trains as soon as the festive season starts. Indian Railways is starting Festival Special Trains from today. Special trains will be available for passengers from October 10 to November 21 to meet the growing demand during festivals like Durga Puja, Dussehra, Diwali and Chhath Puja. Before the pandemic, Indian Railways used to run around 5,000 special trains to manage the crowd during the festive season, but now things have changed.
Let us tell you that India is still going through the phase of second wave and the Railways does not want to take any risk. So it has decided to run additional special trains, but at very low operating capacity. Western Railway said on Saturday that it will extend the journeys of 5 pairs of ‘Festival Special Trains’ for the convenience of the passengers and to meet the travel demand.
Increase the frequency of 5 pairs of festival special trains
These trains include Orkha-Ernakulam (Bi-Weekly), Okha- Rameswaram Special (Weekly), Indore-Kochuveli Special (Weekly), Madhurai-Bikaner Special (Weekly) and Chennai Egmore-Jodhpur Special (Weekly). In addition, Western Railway will run six more pairs of MEMU special trains from October 11.
Keeping in view the convenience of the passengers and the demand of the passengers, the frequency of 5 pairs of festival special trains is being extended. The details of these trains are as follows:-@WesternRly pic.twitter.com/ytaZLzDLCf
— DRM Vadodara (@DRMBRCWR) October 9, 2021
Booking of tickets will start from designated PRS counts and IRCTC website. All festival special trains will run as fully reserved trains on fare. Passengers can visit www.enquiry.indianrail.gov.in to know the detailed timings about the stoppages of special trains.
8 festival special trains will start from Delhi
Apart from this, Northern Railway has started 8 festival special trains from Delhi. Out of which one each is from Bathinda, Katra and Chandigarh respectively. Northern Railway Festive Special trains include Anand Vizar-Muzaffarpur, New Delhi-Darbhanga, Chandigarh-Gorakhpur, New Delhi-Barauni, Bhatinda-Varanasi, New Delhi-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra, Katra-Varanasi, Delhi-Varanasi, Anand Vihar-Jayanagar , Anand Vihar-Saharsa and Anand Vihar-Katra.
Eastern Railway has announced to run Sealdah-Haridwar Puja special train on every Saturday from October 9.
Special trains between Poorna and Tirupati
South Central Railway will run special trains between Poorna and Tirupati to clear the extra rush during Dussehra festival. Train number 07607 Poorna – Tirupati will open on 11,18 and 24 October while train number 07608 Tirupati – Poorna will be available on 12,19 and 26 October.
In addition, South Central Railway will also run Dusshera festival special trains between Secunderabad-Narasapur and Secunderabad-Kakinada Town from October 14.
Southern Railway will run fully reserved special trains between Chennai Egmore-Mangalore Central every day from October 17, 2021.
Please tell that only passengers with confirmed tickets will be allowed to travel in these special trains. Passengers have been requested by Western Railway to follow all norms and SOPs related to COVID-19 during boarding, journey and destination.
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