Indian Railways special trains for Diwali, Chhath 2018: IRCTC has made available a huge number of extra tickets to acter to teh massive festive rush of passengers during the Diwali and Chhat festival period. Northern Railway witnesses around 20-30 per cent increase in passenger traffic during this period. In a release, Railways said, "Major Railway Stations in Delhi Area see a substantial increase in passengers. From an average about 8.5 lakh passengers each day at the various terminals in the national capital area on normal days, New Delhi station alone witnesses a footfall up to 6 lakh per day during these festival days."
Railways added, "Similarly, on normal days, Anand Vihar Terminal handles around 50,000 passengers a day in normal times which increases to above 80,000 persons per day during Diwali/Chhat. Similarly, there is about 20-30% increase in traveler surge in Delhi Jn. Station" So, check out all the Indian Railways special trains for Diwali, Chhath 2018 below:
1. Indian Railways will run a total of 78 special trains between the period 15.10.2018 to 15.11.2018. As many as 519 Trips are scheduled during this time (List attached along with). During the peak period, 02.11.2018 to 13.11.2018 arrangements for un-notified trains may also be made if the demand arises. (PTI)
2. At both New Delhi and Anand Vihar stations, Indian Railways, to prevent overcrowding of platforms, special pandals (covered holding area) are created for assembly of passengers for the scheduled departure of their trains. The Shamiyanas (Pandals) are equipped with all necessary facilities and amenities like enquiry counters, drinking water, mobile toilets, food stalls, lighting, fans, Train information display systems, Security and help desk. These are also monitored with CCTV on a 24 X 7 basis. (PTI)
4. Indian Railways has prefixed platforms of trains and these are not changed during the rush period to avoid last minute panic amongst passengers and logjam at FOBs. All the trains are to be placed on platforms at least 30 minutes before scheduled departure to ensure that the passengers have ample time to board. (PTI)