Northern Railway Running 84 Festival Special trains having 846 trips to ensure smooth and comfortable travel during Festivals

By Sarkaritel October 27, 2022 09:10

Northern Railway Running 84 Festival Special trains having 846 trips  to ensure smooth and comfortable travel during Festivals

New Delhi, Oct 27: 

56 trains augmented by additional 165 coaches
165 additional coaches will make 4700 extra trips and generate extra 3.5 Lakh berths/ seats

Indian Railway is running overall 2200 Festival Special trains to cater the passengers

In this ongoing festive season, Northern Railway is sharing the joy of festivities with the passengers by ensuring special arrangements for the passengers travelling to their native places to celebrate the festival with their families.

For the convenience of rail travellers and to clear extra rush of passengers during this festive season, Northern Railway is running 84 special train services during Chhat. Also, augmentation of 165 coaches in 56 regular trains is being done to ensure more seats and berths availability during this festive rush. These 165 additional coaches will make 4700 extra trips and will generate approximately 3.5 Lakh extra berths/ seats.

A Special Festival Rajdhani Express has been planned between New Delhi –Patna. 18 trips of Gati-Shakti premium train have been planned. On the basis of waitlist position, 29 GS coaches have been replaced by AC and sleeper coaches in 15 festival special trains. Stock has been arranged for an unannounced special from Delhi Area. Moreover, Indian Railway is running 2200 Festival Special trains. These special train services will cater to lakhs of passengers who plan to travel to their native place during this festival.

846 trips of these 84 festival special trains have been planned to connect major destinations across the country on railway sectors like Delhi /New Delhi/ Anand ViharTerminal/ Hazrat Nizamiddin/Delhi Sarai Rohilla to Patna, Danapur, Chhapra, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Saharsa, Darbhanga, Samastipur, Gaya, Jaynagar, Jogbani, Barauni, Katihar, Kolkata, Howrah, Sealdah, MaldaTown, Shalimar, Barhani, Kamakhya, Varanasi, Lucknow, Kanpur, Prayagraj, Gorakhpur, Ballia, Azamgarh, Ambala, Ferozpur, Chandigarh, Amritsar, JammuTawi, Udhampur, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra, Mumbai, Ahmedabad Gwalior, Indore, Kota, Vadodara, Dadar, Okha, Dehradun, Haridwar, Saharanpur, Moradabad and Bhagat ki Kothi etc.

Crowd controlling measures by forming a queue at the terminus stations with the supervision of RPF staff for orderly entry of passengers in unreserved coaches is being ensured. Additional RPF personnel have been deployed in major stations to ensure security of passengers.

Adequate lighting arrangements have been made at stations for the convenience of passengers. Senior officers are being deployed on Emergency Duty at major stations to ensure smooth running of trains. Staff are deployed in various sections to attend any disruption of train service on priority. Measures have been taken for frequent and timely announcement of arrival/departure of trains with platform numbers.

“May I Help You” booths are kept operational at important stations where RPF Personnel and TTEs are deputed for proper assistance and guidance of the passengers. Medical Teams are available at major stations on call. Ambulance with a paramedical team will also be available. All efforts are being done to ensure no change of platform at the last moment.

A watch on any malpractices – like cornering of seats, over charging and touting activity etc., is being done and strictly monitored by the Security and Vigilance Department staff. Instructions for maintaining cleanliness at waiting halls, retiring rooms, passenger amenity areas in particular, and at stations in general have also been given by the Headquarter office.

By Sarkaritel October 27, 2022 09:10

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