Indian Railways special trains for Diwali, Chhath 2018: Head to IRCTC, huge number of extra tickets on offers

Oct 27, 2018, 14:40 PM IST
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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:

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Indian Railways: 78 Special Trains, 519 Trips

Indian Railways: 78 Special Trains, 519 Trips

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)

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Indian Railways: Crowd Management

Indian Railways: Crowd Management

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)

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Indian Railways: Large LED Display Board

Indian Railways: Large LED Display Board

3. Large LED screens are erected at prominent places especially for displaying train information and also screening of movies/ entertainment programs are done through DTH connection for the entertainment of the waiting passengers.  (PTI)

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Indian Railways: No Sudden Change in Platform

Indian Railways: No Sudden Change in Platform

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)

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Indian Railways: Information Distribution

Indian Railways: Information Distribution

5. Posters, banners, advertisement in newspapers, TV, Radio about special trains for effective management of crowd and smooth train operation. (PTI)

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Indian Railways: More Booking Counters

Indian Railways: More Booking Counters

6. Indian Railways has ensured additional booking counters are made functional at major stations in Delhi Area. (PTI)

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Indian Railways: Unreserved Passengers

Indian Railways: Unreserved Passengers

7. Indian Railways has deployed additional ticket checking / commercial staff at entry gates, FOBs, Platforms and other strategic locations in coordination with RPF, to regulate the entry of unreserved passengers. (PTI)

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Indian Railways: Effective Grievance Redressal

Indian Railways: Effective Grievance Redressal

8. Indian Railways has deployed on board, ticket checking staff in front of their nominated coaches when the rake is placed to deal with the passengers & public complaints.  (PTI)

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Indian Railways: Doctors at Standby

Indian Railways: Doctors at Standby

9. Northern Railway Central Hospital at New Delhi is kept in readiness to attend to any eventuality at railway stations, especially of Delhi Area. Railway Doctors are to be posted at all major stations including New Delhi and Anand Vihar Terminal railway stations 24 X 7. (PTI)

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Indian Railways: Anti-tout Squad

Indian Railways: Anti-tout Squad

10. Anti-touting squads have been deployed by Indian Railways to nab touts and unauthorized ticket vendors.  (PTI)  

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