To ease the passengers during the festive season, the Indian Railway on Wednesday took to Twitter and announced that they are running nearly 668 trips of 110 special trains from Durga Puja till Chhath Puja this year.
The festive special services have been initiated with an aim to ensure a smooth and comfortable journey for the passengers. Major destinations will be connected across the country by these special trains. At present, the Northern Railway is running the highest number of trains with 312 trips. It is running a total of 26 trains.
The Ministry of Railway in a press release added that crowd controlling measures are being ensured such as queues are been formed to manage the crowd at the terminus stations with the supervision of RPF staff for orderly entry of passengers in unreserved coaches.
The release further added, “Additional RPF personnel have been deployed in major stations to ensure security of passengers. Officers are deployed on Emergency Duty at major stations to ensure smooth running of trains. Staff are deployed in various sections to attend any disruption of train service on priority.”
The press release issued by the Ministry of Railway further added that a watch on any kind of malpractices such as cornering of seats, touting activities, and overcharging of seats are been monitored by the Security and Vigilance Department staff.