Diwali 2022: Indian Railways to run 179 festival special trains till Chhath Puja due to THIS reason

Diwali 2022: To make passengers reach their destination on time to celebrate festivities, Indian Railways will run 179 festival special trains till Chhath Puja, reports ANI. 

Diwali 2022: Indian Railways to run 179 festival special trains till Chhath Puja due to THIS reason

Festivities in India are in full swing as Navratri and Durga Puja were celebrated in the country after a long halt due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Indian Railways being the most preferred mode of transportation left no stone unturned in providing convenience to passengers, as it initiated several special train services to make sure passengers reach within time to indulge in festivities with their loved ones. Hence, to manage the extra rush of passengers in the upcoming festive season, Indian Railways will run 2,269 trips of 179 pairs of special trains till Chhath Puja, this year. According to the official statement of the Ministry of Railways, as on November 3, 2022, Central Railway (CR) has notified 100 trips of seven pairs of special trains. 

Similarly, East Central Railway (ECR) has notified 128 trips of 9 pairs of special trains, Eastern Coastal Railway (ECoR) has notified 94 trips of 6 pairs of special trains, and Eastern Railway (ER) has notified 108 trips of 14 pairs of special trains, Northern Railway (NE) has notified 368 trips of 35 pairs of special trains, North Central Railway (NCR) has notified 223 trips of 8 pairs of special trains. 

Meanwhile, North Eastern Railway (NER) has notified 34 trips of 2 pair special trains, North Frontier Railway (NFR) has notified 64 trips of 4 pair special trains, North Western Railway (NWR) has notified 134 trips of 5 pair special trains, Southern Railway (SR) has notified 56 trips of 22 pair special trains, South Eastern Railway (SER) has notified 14 trips of 2 pair special trains, South Central Railway (SCR) has notified 191 trips of 19 pair special trains, South Western Railway (SWR) has notified 433 trips of 22 special trains, West Central Railway (WCR) has notified 16 trips of 6 pair special trains and Western Railway (WR) has notified 306 trips of 18 pair special trains. 

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Additional RPF personnel has been deployed at major stations to ensure the security of passengers. Officers are deployed on Emergency Duty at major stations to ensure the smooth running of trains. Staff is deployed in various sections to attend to any disruption of train service on priority. The Ministry statement also read that "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. An ambulance with a paramedical team is also available. Measures have been taken for a frequent and timely announcement of the arrival/departure of trains with platform numbers. A watch on any malpractices - like cornering of seats, overcharging and touting activity, etc. by the Security and Vigilance Department staff is being done and strictly monitored. Instructions for maintaining cleanliness at waiting halls, retiring rooms, platforms in particular, and stations in general, have been given by Zonal Headquarters. 

(With inputs from ANI)

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