Diwali, Chhath 2019 Special Trains: Indian Railways has this preparation for festive season
During this festive season, Indian Railways is sharing the joy of festivities with the passengers by ensuring special arrangements for the passengers travelling to their native places to celebrate festivals with their families.
During this festive season, Indian Railways is sharing the joy of festivities with the passengers by ensuring special arrangements for the passengers travelling to their native places to celebrate festivals with their families. For the convenience of travellers and to clear extra rush of passengers during this festive season, Indian Railways is running 200 pairs of special trains from Durga Puja till Christmas this year. Also, augmentation of coaches in regular trains is being done to ensure the berth availability during this festive rush.
Railways is running nearly 2,500 additional services in 200 pairs of special trains across the country. These special trains have been planned to connect major destinations across the country like Delhi- Patna, Delhi- Kolkata, Delhi- Mumbai, Mumbai- Lucknow, Chandigarh-Gorakhpur, Delhi - Chappra, Howrah-Katihar, Haridwar-Jabalpur, etc.
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Additional RPF personnel have been deployed in major stations to ensure security of passengers. Additional staff of Engineering and Signal & Telecommunication Departments along with security personnel has been deployed at important Level Crossing Gates in busy railway sections, Railways said in a statement.
Adequate lighting arrangements are made at stations and at major level crossing gates for the convenience of rail and road users. Officers are deployed on Emergency Duty at major stations to ensure smooth running of trains. Staff are deployed in various sections to attend any disruption of train service on priority.
Measures have been taken for the frequent and timely announcement of arrival/departure of trains with platform numbers. “May I Help You” booths are kept operational at important stations where RPF Personnel and TTEs are deputed for proper assistance and guidance of the passengers.
Medical Teams at major stations on call, ambulance with paramedical team are available. Steps are taken to ensure scheduled departure of Mail/Express/Passenger Trains and no change of platform at the last moment. A watch on any malpractices – like cornering of seats, over-charging and touting activity etc., by the Security and Vigilance Department staff is done and strictly monitored.
Instructions, for maintaining cleanliness at waiting halls, retiring rooms, passenger amenity area in particular, and at stations in general, are given by Zonal Headquarters.
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