Indian Railways Runs 668 Festival Special Services

For the convenience of passengers and with the increase in demand due to festive season, the Indian Railways is running 668 trips of 110 special trains till Chhath Puja this year.

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Northern Railway is running the maximum of 26 trains with 312 trips. Keeping in mind the large number of passengers travelling to Bihar and Uttar Pradesh during Diwali and Chhath Puja, the Indian Railways is running several trains on this route.

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Two festive special trains will start their journey from Mumbai for Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. People living in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh will also benefit from the operation of these trains.

As per the Ministry of Railways, “Adequate measures are being taken to manage crowd by forming a queue at the terminus stations with the supervision of RPF staff for orderly entry of passengers in unreserved coaches.”

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Additional RPF personnel have been deployed at major stations to ensure security of passengers. Officers are deployed on Emergency Duty at major stations to ensure smooth running of trains. Staff is deployed in various sections to attend to any disruption of train services on priority.

Railways is also taking measures for frequent and timely announcement of arrival and departure of trains with platform numbers.

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