Indian Railway to run around 400 trains. Railways have fully geared up to take passengers to their homes on the occasion of Dashahara, Deepawali and Chhath. Around 400 Festive Special Trains of Indian Railways will start running on the track from Tuesday 20 October. However regular trains (IRCTC) have been kept closed during the Corona crisis. Recently Indian Railways (IRCTC / Indian Railways) announced that 392 festival special trains will be operated between October 20 and November 30 in view of the rush of passengers in the festival special trains.
In a statement issued by the railway, it was said that the railway is expected to increase the rush of passengers in view of the festival trains, which has been decided in view of this. These trains will be run for Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, West Bengal and other places.
What will be the fare ; Railways also said that only special train fare will be applicable on these trains. That is, their fare will be 10-30 percent more than that of mail / express trains, which will depend on the class of travel. Officials said that these festival special trains will run only till 30 November.
Over 600 trains on track so far , the Railways have deployed 666 Mail / Express trains, which are now running regularly in the entire country. Apart from this, along with some suburban service in Mumbai, some service of Kolkata Metro has also been restored. In an order issued on Tuesday, the Railway Board said that these festival special trains will run at a speed of 55 km per hour.
The Railways has postponed its regular service due to Corona virus epidemic and is operating trains according to the demand and requirement. Information about when tickets will be booked in these trains will be given soon.
It is necessary to follow these guidelines for travel (Train Travel Guidelines For Passengers) – According to the guidelines from the railways, entry at the station can be done only through confirmed ticket. Passengers have to reach the station about 90 minutes before the time of journey, so that the process of thermal screening can be completed easily. To travel, it is necessary for all travelers to download the Arogya Setu APP. Blankets, sheets, curtains will not be provided by the railway during the journey.