Indian Railways to run 179 special trains to manage festive rush
According to a TOI report, the Indian Railways is geared up to cater to the rising number of Indian passengers in this festive season which started with the Navaratris.
As such, as per the latest reports, the railways will be running 179 special trains to ease the burden of passenger traffic. And if reports are to go by, these trains will be running until October 30 i.e., Chhath Puja.
Reportedly, these festive special trains will be connecting various cities across the country and will make around 2,269 extra trips. Some of the most popular routes are Delhi-Muzaffarpur, Delhi -Patna, Delhi-Saharsa, Delhi-Bhagalpur, etc.
Referring to this, the Ministry of Railways issued an official statement that stated “In this ongoing festive season, for the convenience of rail travellers and to the clear extra rush of passengers, Indian Railways is running 2269 trips of 179 special trains (in pairs) till Chhath Puja this year.”
The statement further added that these special trains will be running on various routes across India and passengers will be able to book seats in these trains by using the NTES app or the official website of Indian Railways.
Further to ensure the safety and security of passengers, the RPF has deployed additional personnel at railway stations. Apart from this, officers have also been deployed at various sections to ensure there are no disruptions in train services.
Reports also state that the vigilance staff and the security will keep a watch on various malpractices – like overcharging, cornering of seats etc. The official statement added, “Measures have been taken to announce the arrival/departure of trains frequently and on time with platform numbers.”