Central Railway is running highest ever Puja, Diwali and Chhath festival special trains in its history

Central Railway is running festival special for the convenience of passengers

FPJ BureauUpdated: Tuesday, November 01, 2022, 01:07 AM IST
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To meet the festival rush, Central Railway is running, 258 special trains. This 258 Puja, Diwali & Chhath festival special trains is the highest ever ran by Central Railway till date. This festival trains meet the heavy festive season rush (both outgoing and incoming) and will run till the end of November 2022.

Apart from regular trains, Central Railway has arranged 258 special trains for Puja, Diwali and Chhath puja to clear the extra rush of passengers. This excludes 16 festival special trains run by other railways between Jaynagar and Mumbai; Nanded and Pune & Chhapra and Panvel. Central Railway has planned festival special trains to various destinations like Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Malda town, Ballia, Danapur, Patliputra, Madgaon, Nagpur, etc.

Out of these 258 special trains, 103 trains have already ran carrying the passengers to their destinations and the remaining 155 will serve the needs of passengers until this November end. Amongst this, 14 festival specials are running as totally unreserved.

Central Railway, in order to control the crowd at the stations, deployed Security personnel for round the clock monitoring and to assist the passengers to board the train comfortably. Additional officers and staff have been deployed to monitor the crowd management and to assist the passengers with information through help desk. Central Railway has disseminated details of running of festival train information thorough Print, Electronic & Social Media. During this festive season, Central Railway also appealed and urged passengers not to pull alarm chain unnecessarily which has a cascading effect in train running.

Central Railway request passengers to come to the station well in time so that boarding of trains becomes easier for them.

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