Indian Railways Announces 230 Special Trips For Durga Puja, Diwali And Other Festivals; 2.61 Lakh Seats To Be Generated

Indian Railways Announces 230 Special Trips For Durga Puja, Diwali And Other Festivals; 2.61 Lakh Seats To Be GeneratedIndian Railways announces new trains as festivals approach. (representative image). (Photo by Ramesh Pathania/Mint via Getty Images)

As festivals like Durga Puja, Dusshera, Diwali and Chhath Puja are closing by, Indian Railways is gearing up for launch of special train services. Trains from Bathinda, Anand Vihar, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Nangaldam, Saharanpur, Jammu, Delhi, Vaisno Devi and Chandigarh are being planned. From the 230 new trips, as many as 2.61 lakh seats are likely to be generated, reported Financial Express.

This includes eight super-fast trains, one DEMU and MEMU train. Along with AC 1,2,3 coaches, sleeper and general class coaches will also be available. Tickets can be purchased online on the IRCTC portal.

The list of trains include Bathinda to Varanasi weekly, Hazrat Nizamuddin to Lucknow weekly, Anand Vihar Terminal to Lucknow weekly, Nangal Dam to Lucknow weekly and Delhi Junction to Shri Mata Vaishna Devi Katra. The daily MEMU train starting from Saharanpur will end at Ambala Cantt.

The Jammu Tawi to Pathankot DEMU train has also been announced. Anand Vihar Terminal to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra is another AC Express that has been put to service. A weekly between Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra to Varanasi has been announced. Additionally, the Chandigarh to Gorakhpur weekly is present in operation.

48 weekly special train services between Hazur Sahib Nanded and Panvel has been announced to clear the inflow of passengers during the festive seasons.