The decision was taken as the railways is expecting a rush in footfall during the festive season, the Railway ministry had recently said in a statement.(File photo for representation)
The decision was taken as the railways is expecting a rush in footfall during the festive season, the Railway ministry had recently said in a statement.(File photo for representation)

Indian Railways’ 392 special trains begin operations. Check full list here

The 392 special trains will operate from Kolkata, Varanasi, Lucknow, Patna among other locations to deliver on the rising demand as festivals such as Durga Puja, Dussehra, Diwali and Chhatt Puja are around the corner.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Niyati Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 08:32 AM IST

As India gears up for the festive season, the Indian Railways has put into operation 392 special trains from October 20 till November 30 to make commute easy.

The decision was taken as the railways was expecting a rush in footfall during the festive season, the Railway ministry had said in a statement.

The 392 special trains are to begin their operations from Kolkata, Varanasi, Lucknow, Patna among other locations to deliver on the rising demand as festivals such as Durga Puja, Dussehra, Diwali and Chhatt Puja are around the corner.

The railways has already started operations of over 300 express/mail trains which are now functioning on regularly in India.

These special trains will operate at a speed of 55 kmph and the fares applicable will be those of special trains, the Railway Board had said in a statement released earlier.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the Indian Railways had to halt regular train services and is now running trains as per necessity and demand.

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