Indian Railways to run 392 festival special trains from 20 Oct-30 Nov : Ministry of Railways Ministry of Railways Ministry of Railways appr...
Indian Railways to run 392 festival special trains from 20 Oct-30 Nov : Ministry of Railways
Ministry of Railways
Ministry of Railways approves 196 pairs of “Festival Special” services
To clear the festive rush, Ministry of Railways has approved 196 pairs (392 trains) of “Festival Special” services over Indian Railways to be operated from 20th October 2020 and 30th November 2020. The fare for these Festival Special services shall be that applicable for special trains.
Zonal Railways will notify their schedule well in advance.
Zonal Railways will notify their schedule well in advance, the ministry said in a statement.
The ministry said in a statement that the decision was taken as Indian Railways is expecting a rush of passengers during the upcoming festive season. These special trains will run for destinations such as Kolkata, Patna, Varanasi and Lucknow among others, to cater to the demand during Durga Puja, Dussehra, Diwali and Chhatt puja, it said.
Till now, the railways has pressed into service more than 300 mail/express trains which are now running regularly across the country.
These new festival special trains, however, will operate only till November 30 and will not have a continued run, officials said.
In an order issued on Tuesday, the Railway Board said these festival special trains will be operated at a speed of 55 kmph.
Click Here is a full list of the 196 pairs of festival special trains
Source : PIB