Railways preparing to run 100 new trains for Chhath Puja and Diwali

New Delhi: Indian Railways has also started gradually unlocking train services along with unlocking in the country. In view of the festive season next month, the Railways is preparing to run 100 additional new trains. According to sources in the Railway Ministry, Durga is planning to run 100 new trains in view of big festivals like Pooja, Dussehra, Diwali and Chhath Puja.

Explain that following the social distancing in the Corona period, the railway is preparing to increase the number of trains from next month, so that there is not much congestion in the festive season. Considering the possible passenger numbers for October and November, about 100 more new trains can be run on the busiest routes. Most of these trains will be in the non-air-conditioned category (all grades), which will help people to reach their home in the festive season.

Currently, the Railways operates 40 clone trains with special category trains. Most of the clone trains are air-conditioned, in which it is difficult for the common man to travel due to the high fare. While this has reduced the pressure on the already running trains, the problem remains common for passengers traveling in the general category.

Let us tell you that during the month of October-November, big festivals like Durga Puja, Dussehra, Diwali and Chhath come at that time the movement of passengers always increases. Given this problem, the Railways is preparing to run about 100 more trains from next month. Of these, more than half will connect Bihar and Bengal. All these trains will be reserved coaches. Reservation will be made in general compartment to maintain social distancing.

According to Railway Board sources, possible information about their need has been obtained from the zones of every state. The number of trains can be further increased if needed. On the other hand, the government is appealing to the people that if necessary, travel only and make minimum movement so that the corona infection can be controlled.

Also read in Hindi: Indian Railway: छठ पूजा और दिवाली के लिए अगले महीने 100 नई ट्रेन चलाने की तैयारी में रेलवे