Mumbai, October 9: In a bid to clear passenger rush during the upcoming festive season, the Western Railway will soon roll out special trains from Maharashtra and Gujarat. These special trains will ferry passengers to nearly 120 destinations across the nation. According to a tweet by the Western Railway, a total of 13 special trains will be rolled out for passengers ahead of Diwali & Christmas to cater to the needs of passengers. The tweet further informed that these special trains will ply to 120 destinations in states such as Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka & Tamil Nadu. Special Trains During Festive Season: Northern Railways Introduce 34 Trains for Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
According to a report by Indian Express, a spokesperson of Western Railways said that the 13 new trains will be in the ‘special and weekly’ category to ensure better convenience to the passengers. The bookings for trains will open in phases on October 9 and 10 and it will be available on all stations and IRCTC websites, the spokesperson added. Rail Tickets for Festive Season 2019: Central Railway to Run 48 Suvidha Special Trains, Bookings to Start From October 4; Check Full List of Extra Trains.
The 13 special trains include Train no. 09021/09022 Bandra-Jammu Tawi Superfast AC special train, which will run on a weekly basis on every Monday. The train is set to take at least 22 trips between Bandra in Maharashtra and Jammu Tawi in Jammu and Kashmi. The train will only comprise of first AC, second AC and third AC coaches and run from October 16, 2019 to January 1, 2020. The Western Railways has added two more weekly superfast trains between Bandra to Gandhidham, with Trains 09043 and 09044.
The report further informs that another train, with Train no. 09027/09028 Bandra-Palitana Superfast special train will depart from Bandra every Wednesday and reach Palitana in Jamnagar. This The train will run from October 17, 2019 to January 2, 2020. Meanwhile, Gandhidham-Bhagalpur weekly special train no. 82945 will run every Friday from Gandhidham to Bhagalpur in Bihar from October 28 to November 4.
For passengers willing to travel to North India, the Western Railways has stated Udhna-Chhapra Suvidha special train 82911 which will connect Udhna in Surat to Chhapra in Bihar on every Tuesday, from October 20, 2019 to November 12, 2019. Another train named Udhna-Agra Cantt Superfast special train 09051/09052 will connect Surat to UP every Thursday, from October 17 to November 14, 2019.