Millions of people from different states of India go home to celebrate the festival of lights Diwali and Chhatt Puja. In order to handle the rush during the festivals, Indian Railways has said that it is running around special holiday trains between 15.10.2018 to 15.11.2018 on special fares. This year, the festival of Diwali falls on November 7, while the Chhath Puja is on November 13. A total of 519 trips are scheduled during this period. The Railway Board has instructed the Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Railway to maintain punctuality of these special trains, the report added.
Northern Railway has decided to run the following Festival Special Trains:
Eastern Railways has decided to run the following Festival Special Trains:
Western Railways has decided to run the following Festival Special Trains:
The Indian Railways is one of the world’s largest train networks, criss-crossing the country from north to south. It operates some 9,000 passenger trains and carries nearly 23 million passengers every day. It manages the fourth-largest railway network in the world by size, with 121,407 kilometres.