The Indian Railways plans to get on track with a number of special trains from Sunday, October 10. This decision is taken in view of the anticipated passenger rush during the ongoing festive season in India. These special trains will be running from October 10 to November 21, are being started keeping in mind the growing demand in the ensuing holiday period of Durga Puja, Dussehra, Diwali, and Chhatt Puja occasions. This will result in an increase in passenger demand during this time, most specifically from the eastern part of the country.
The Indian Railways is usually known to run around 5,000 festival special trains every year during this period. However, the prevailing coronavirus pandemic this year has made the situation complicated; while the passenger demand remains more or less the same, the railway authorities are forced to run at a much lesser operational capacity due to the Covid-19-related protocols.
On Wednesday, the Northern Railway took to its official handle on Twitter to announce that it was starting a number of festival station trains in order to clear extra rush of passengers during the forthcoming festival season. The details of these are as follows.
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