Special Trains for Diwali and Chhath Puja 2018: View List of Trains and Schedule By Indian Railways for Festival Season
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New Delhi, October 23: The Indian Railways will run special trains to various destinations during this festive season for the convenience of passengers. The railways will ferry around 16 crore passengers in the next 30 days to clear the festival rush. These trains will carry 10 lakh, additional passengers by trains which were introduced last year during Chhath. East-bound trains will conduct more than 250 trips to and fro from Bihar, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh during the period of Diwali and Chhath festivals. Booking for these starts from 24th October, 2018. Indian Railways to Exempt 40 Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto Trains from Dynamic Pricing Scheme

Here is the detail of the below-mentioned trains:

A) Train No. 09013/09014 Mumbai Central-Lucknow Jn Weekly AC Superfast Special Train o­n Special Fare (10 trips)

  • Train No. 09013 Mumbai Central - Lucknow (weekly) AC Superfast Special train will leave Mumbai Central on every Thursday at 19.35 hours and will reach Lucknow at 20.40 hrs the next day. This train will run from October 25 to November 22, 2018.
  • Train No. 09014 Lucknow - Mumbai Central (weekly) AC Superfast Special train will leave Lucknow every Friday at 22.35 hours to reach Mumbai Central at 23.00 hrs the next day. This train will run from October 26 to November 23, 2018.

Halts: Borivali, Vapi, Surat, Vadodara, Ratlam, Ujjain, St Hardaram Nagar, Bina, Jhansi, Orai and Kanpur Central stations in both directions.

Composition: AC II Tier, AC III Tier and AC Chair Car.

B) Train No. 09451/09452 Gandhidham – Bhagalpur Weekly Special Train on Special Fare Via Anand – Godhra (8 trips)

  • Train No. 09451 Gandhidham – Bhagalpur Weekly Special Train will depart from Gandhidham at 17.40 hrs every Friday and reach Bhagalpur at 18.00 hrs o­n Sunday. This train will run from October 26 to November 16, 2018.
  • Train No.09452 Bhagalpur- Gandhidham Weekly Special Train will depart from Bhagalpur at 06.30 hrs every Monday and arrive Gandhidham at 08.00 hrs o­n Wednesday. This train will run from October 29 to November 19, 2018.

Halts: Bhachau, Samakhiyali, Dhrangadhra, Ahmedabad, Nadiad, Dahod, Ratlam, Bhawani Mandi, Kota, Sawai Madhopur, Gangapur City, Hindaun City, Bayana Jn., Bharatpur, Achhnera, Mathura Jn., Kasganj, Farukhabad, Kanpur Central, Lucknow, Gonda, Basti, Gorakhpur, Deoria Sadar, Siwan Jn, Chapra, Hajipur, Barauni Jn., Begu Sarai, Sahibpur Kml Jn. and Monghyr in both directions.

Composition: AC II Tier, AC III Tier, Sleeper Class & General Second class coaches.

Some of the other special trains include Gorakhpur-Anandvihar Special Express, Katihar-Delhi Humsafar Express, Darbhanga-Jalandhar Antyodaya Express, Udaipur-Pataliputra Humsafar Express and Allahabad-Anandvihar Humsafar Express. Apart from trains, the Indian Railways is also planning to have additional ticket counters to ensure the availability of tickets. Reservation Charts on Train Coaches Are Now History! Indian Railways to Show PNR, Reservation Status & Berths Only on Mobile & Internet

Additional personnel like ticket checking staff, Railway Protection Force and volunteers will also be deployed to manage the rush of passengers. To avoid any unfortunate incident, security arrangements have also been tightened. CCTV cameras, luggage scanners, walkie-talkie sets, fluorescent jackets are also made available to manage the rush of passengers.