New Delhi: Keeping in view the rush during Holi festival, the Indian Railways is planning to run 402 special train services in the month of March for the convenience of rail travellers and to clear extra rush of passengers during this festive season. Issuing a statement, the Indian Railways said that the augmentation of coaches in regular trains is being done to ensure the more seat and berth availability during this festive rush. Also Read - Indian Railways Alert: 12 Trains Running Late Due to Low Visibility

It said that these special train services will cater to lakhs of passengers who plan to travel to their native place during this festival.

Special Trains have been planned to connect major destinations across the country such as Delhi-Patna, Delhi-Chappra, Delhi-Pune, Chandigarh-Gorakhpur, Mumbai-Varanasi, Mumbai-Patna, Mumbai-Udupi, Mumbai-Gaya, Mumbai-Barauni, Ahmedabad-Patna, Gandhidham-Bhagalpur, Howrah-Gorakhpur, Lucknow-Kolkata, Ranchi-Patna, Secundrabad-Patna, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra-Varanasi-Nagaldam-Lucknow.

The Indian Railways said that additional RPF personnel have been deployed in major stations across the country to ensure the safety of passengers.

For the convenience of passengers, adequate lighting arrangements have been made at major stations and senior officers are being deployed on Emergency Duty at major stations to ensure the smooth running of trains as well.

For the better function of train services, special measures have been taken for the frequent and timely announcement of arrival/departure of trains with platform numbers.

‘May I Help You’ booths are kept operational at important stations where RPF Personnel and TTEs are deputed for proper assistance and guidance of the passengers.