Indian Railways Announces 34 Special Trains for Diwali and Chhath in Northern Zone, Check Details

Are you planning to travel to your home destination during the festive season? The Northern Railway has your back with 34 special trains! This comprehensive guide will walk you through the details of these special trains, the additional arrangements made for passengers, and the measures in place to guarantee your safety and punctuality. Get ready for a hassle-free holiday journey!

The Northern Railway’s Festive Special Trains

Northern Railway has introduced 34 special trains for the festive season to handle the increased number of passengers. These trains will make a total of 377 trips between October 18 and December 11, with 351 going to the eastern part of the country and 26 heading north.

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These special trains are meant to connect major destinations in the country, making it easier for passengers to reach their hometowns. Cities included in this special train network are Delhi, New Delhi, Anand Vihar, Patna, Chhapra, Jogwani, Saharsa, Jaynagar, Katihar, Guwahati, Darbhanga, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Barauni, Raxaul, Muzaffarpur, Gaya, Lucknow, Kolkata, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra, Amritsar, Saharanpur, and Ambala.

To accommodate the higher number of passengers during the festive season, the Northern Railway is adding extra coaches to 69 existing trains. This will create an additional 5.5 lakh berths and seats, ensuring more passengers can travel comfortably.

Information about these special trains is easily accessible through the Northern Railway’s social media and inquiry offices.

Shobhan Chaudhuri, the General Manager of Northern Railway, believes that the additional arrangements will handle the increased demand. They will continuously monitor the situation and introduce more special trains if necessary to meet the demand.

To avoid long queues at booking counters, special ticket windows are being opened, and all existing windows will be operational. This makes it more convenient for passengers to book tickets.

Maintaining punctuality is a priority for the Northern Railway. Scheduled arrival and departure times will be adhered to as closely as possible to prevent delays due to other important trains.

Safety is paramount, and the Northern Railway is committed to ensuring passenger safety. To prevent accidents, railway staff and Railway Protection Force personnel will be deployed at vulnerable locations. Chaudhuri emphasizes the importance of people staying away from railway tracks during festivities, as trains cannot stop immediately, covering about one kilometer after the brakes are applied.

Good news for travelers heading home this festive season! The Northern Railway is running 34 special trains, making it easier to reach your destination. They have extra coaches, a wide range of destinations, and they’re dedicated to keeping you safe and on time. So, prepare for a great festive journey with the Northern Railway’s special trains.


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