NF Railway operates festive special trains

Maligaon, November 11 (MExN): To facilitate the passengers during the festive season, Indian Railways has been operating special trains across the country. This aims to address the surge in passenger demand due to Diwali and Chhath Puja, ensuring a smoother travel experience for the passengers. The special trains are running as per the scheduled time and reaching its destination without losing punctuality. Approximately 26 lakh extra berths are being provided by operating the festival trains in addition to the regular trains.

24 pairs of festive special trains are being operated by NF Railway to cope up with the waiting listed passengers of regular trains connecting major destinations. Special trains are running from Kolkata, Sealdah connecting places like Guwahati, Agartala, NewJalpaiguri. Similarly special trains are being operated from New Delhi and AnandVihar to places like Purnea, Katihar. Some of the special train includes Katihar – Ranchi; Agartala – Secunderabad; Kamakhya – Gorakhpur etc.

Utmost care is being taken to run these festival special trains as per their scheduled timings to enable passengers reachtheir destination as planned. Among festive special trains, the Silchar – Kolkata festive special train departed as per its schedule time at 05:00 hours of 09th November, 2023. The train reached its destination Kolkata 21 minutes before its arrival time. Another train from Katihar to Manihari departed from Katihar as per its schedule time i.e. 20:30 hours of 10th November to reach its destination Manihari 30 minutes before its arrival time i.e. 21:30 hours.Other special trains between Okha – Naharlagun; Kolkata – Guwahati etc. are running as per its original journey schedule.

The additional berths generated due to these festival special will take care of the enhanced demand of passengers during the festive rush, Sabyasachi De, Chief Public Relations Officer, NFR stated in a press release.