The Indian Railways will run 179 special trains during the festive season: Check the details
Over the fourth-largest rail network in the world, Indian Railways runs roughly 3,000 passenger trains and 5,660 suburban trains. Approximately 2.23 crore passengers are transported everyday, according to a report by the news agency PTI.
The Railway Ministry in India has planned to run 179 pairs of special trains to help with the heavy passenger traffic as the country prepares for the holiday travel season, according to news agency ANI on Friday. To these special trains, Indian Railways will travel 2,269 more miles from now through Chhath Puja on October 30. According to a report from livemint, they will connect important locations all throughout the nation via railway routes including Delhi-Patna, Delhi-Bhagalpur, Delhi-Muzaffarpur, and Delhi-Saharsa.
In keeping with the holiday mood, the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) provided a special Durga Puja cuisine on board trains last week. According to officials, over 70 trains travelling through the IRCTC’s e-catering stations at Howrah, Sealdah, and Asansol stations in West Bengal and Jasidih Junction in Jharkhand had access to the special menu.
Over the fourth-largest rail network in the world, Indian Railways runs roughly 3,000 passenger trains and 5,660 suburban trains. Approximately 2.23 crore passengers are transported everyday, according to a report by the news agency PTI. An estimated 3,240 mail and express trains are operated by the railways, including the Vande Bharat Express, Gatimaan Express, Rajdhani Express, Shatabdi Express, Humsaafar Express, Tejas Express, Duronto Express, Antyodaya Express, Garib Rath Express, Sampark Kranti Express, Yuva Express, Uday Express, Janshatabdi Express, and other types of trains.