Indian Railways announces special trains for Durga Puja, Diwali, Chhath 2019: Check timing, booking details
Indian Railways has announced special trains to cater to the increased passenger traffic during the festive season - Durga Puja, Diwali and Chhath.
To cater to the increased passenger traffic during the festive season - Durga Puja, Diwali and Chhath - Indian Railways has announced special trains. As people live outside their home state flock home, passenger volumes during the festival season go up substantially. Many people find it difficult to manage a ticket or buy tickets at a higher price due to huge rush. During this season, air ticket prices also go sky high. These special trains will give some succour to these passengers.
Eastern Railway said in a statement that it will run eight pairs of weekly Puja special trains between Malda via Sultanpur and Malda-Haridwar. The passengers on Haridwar-Malda, Gorakhpur-Howrah, and Howrah-Chhapra routes will be benefited from these trains. These trains are expected to start their operations in the first week of October 2019. The passengers will be able to book tickets for these trains through IRCTC website or at the Railway reservation offices. They can also get the updates on these trains on Railway websites.
According to the information available, Howrah-Gorakhpur special train is expected to be operated from October 4, while the special trains on Malda Town-Haridwar and Howrah-Chhapra routes are likely to begin the journey from October 7.
Special train on Howrah-Gorakhpur route will be run till October 25, 2019, while the special train on Howrah-Chhapra route will be run till October 28. The special train on Malda Town-Haridwar may be operational untill November 25. The passengers should confirm the trains timings and the latest updates through railway enquiry or website.
The passengers will be able to check the arrival timings of the special trains on the Railway website by providing PNR number. There will be no concessional booking for these trains. The passengers will be able to book air-conditioned, sleeper or general second class ticket.