Maligaon, September 19 (MExN): The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has decided to augment the capacity of many long distance as well as passenger trains to provide more berths to railway passengers of NFR region during the rush hour of Puja and Diwali holidays.
A press release from Subhanan Chanda, Chief Public Relations Officer stated that one AC-3 tier coach will be attached with train No. 12424/12423–New Delhi–Dibrugarh Town Rajdhani Express with effect from October 1 to October 31 from New Delhi and from October 3 to November 2, 2019 from Dibrugarh Town.
One AC-3 tier coach has been attached with train No. 19601/19602 – Udaipur City-New Jalpaiguri-Udaipur City Express with effect from September 7 to September 28 from Udaipur City and from September 9 to 30 from New Jalpaiguri railway station.
One AC-2 tier cum AC-3 tier coach has been attached with train No. 19709/19710- Udaipur City- Kamakhya-Udaipur City Kavi Guru Express with effect from September 2 to 30 from Udaipur City and from September 5 to October 3 from Kamakhya railway station.
One AC-3 tier and one sleeper class coach will be attached with train No. 13159/13160-Kolkata-Jogbani-Kolkata Express with effect from October 25 to November 1 from Kolkata and from October 26 to November 2 from Jogbani railway station.
One AC-3 tier coach will be attached with the train No.13149/13150-Sealdah-Alipurduar Jn- Sealdah- Kanchan Kanya Express w.e.f. October 1 to November 30 from Sealdah and from October 2 to December 1 from Alipurduar Junction.
One AC-3 tier and one sleeper class coach will be attached with train No. 13181/13182-Kolkata-Silghat Town-Kolkata Weekly Express w.e.f. September 30 to November 25 from Kolkata and from October 1 to November 26 from Silghat Town Railway station.
NFR has further added some special trains during the Puja seasons, it added.
Special Train No. 02514 between Guwahati to Secunderabad has been running from Guwahati on every Saturday w.e.f. August 31 to November 2 and Train No. 02513 from Secunderabad on every Thursday w.e.f. August 29 to October 31. The train comprise of one AC-2 tier, four AC-3 tier and eleven Sleeper class coaches.
Special Train No. 08048/08047 will run between New Jalpaiguri and Santragachi w.e.f. October 6 up to December 29 and the train will have of sixteen AC-3 tier coaches.
Special Passenger Train No. 07525/07526- will run daily between Siliguri Jn and New Bongaigaon leaving Siliguri Jn w.e.f. October 1 to March 31 and from New Bongaigaon w.e.f. October 2 to April 1.
Special Train No. 03161/03162 Sealdah-Guwahati-Sealdah Weekly AC special will run on October 5, 12, 19, 26 and November 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 on Saturday from Guwahati Railway station.
In the reverse direction it will run from Sealdah on October 4, 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 on Friday. The train will have sixteen AC-3 tier coaches.
Special Train No. 82302/82301-Howrah-New Jalpaiguri-Howrah Suvidha Special will run from New Jalpaiguri on October 4 and from Howrah on October 3. The train will have five AC-3 tier, ten AC Chair car and AC Disabled friendly compartment. These arrangements have been done to facilitate passengers so that they can travel during this festive season with ease, the release added.