Indian Railways to start running festival special trains from today
Keeping the passenger rush in mind during the festive season, Indian Railways will start running special trains from today.
Railways plan to operate nearly 1500 special trains between October 10 and November 21. In general, Railways runs nearly 5000 special trains during the festive season.
However, Corona pandemic has hit the operations of trains as well as the demand for trains. Every year, there is high demand for passenger trains in eastern India side from Dussehra to Chhath Pooja time.
Northern Railway has announced a number of festival station trains beginning today to clear extra rush of passengers during the festival season.
Southern Railways has also decided to run Special Train services in the coming days for which the Advance Reservation has already started.
Western Railway, South Central Railway and the South Eastern Railway have announced to run a number special train. These include Howrah-Puri special, and Hatia-Durg special.