In view of the festive season, Western Railway will run 24 festival special trains, booking on

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Western Railway (WR) has said that in view of the Dussehra and Deepavali festivals, 12 pairs of special trains will be run for the convenience of passengers, which will make 156 rounds.

WR said in a release on Friday that out of these 12 pairs of special trains, five pairs will run from Branda Terminus, two each from Indore and Udhna and one pair each from Okha, Porbandar and Gandhidham stations.


Booking will start from October 17 to 22
According to a railway release, “All trains will be run as special trains and will have special fare.” These trains will be fully reserved and booking for them will be from October 17 to 22. At the same time, passengers will have to follow the protocol and safety rules of Kovid-19 during the journey.

392 special trains will run between October 20 and November 30
Indian Railways has announced to run 196 pairs i.e. 392 special trains in view of festivals. These will be run as festival special trains. During Durga Puja, Dussehra, Diwali and Chhath Puja special trains will be run for Kolkata, Patna, Varanasi, Lucknow and other places to cater to the increasing demand of passengers due to holidays. These festival special trains will run only from 20 October to 30 November.

13 festival special trains for Rajasthan
In view of the festive season, the Railways has decided to run 13 pairs of festival special trains for the convenience of the passengers connected with Rajasthan. According to Lt Shashi Kiran, Deputy General Manager, North Western Railway, special trains will have fully reserved services.

These include Ajmer-Dadar-Ajmer Superfast Special (Tri-Weekly), Sriganganagar-Bandra Terminus- Sriganganagar Daily Special, Bikaner-Bandra Terminus-Bikaner Weekly Superfast Special, Bikaner-Dadar-Bikaner Bi-Weekly Superfast Special, Jaipur-Pune-Jaipur Bi – Weekly Superfast Special and Bhagat’s Kothi-Bandra Terminus – Bhagat’s Kothi bi-weekly special train.

Apart from these, Railways Jaipur-Indore-Jaipur bi-weekly Superfast Special, Ajmer-Sealdah-Ajmer Daily Superfast Special, Udaipur City-Newjalpaigudi-Udaipur City Weekly Special, Jodhpur-Varanasi-Jodhpur Tri-Weekly Special, Jodhpur-Varanasi-Jodhpur Tri- The weekly special will run Jodhpur-Varanasi-Jodhpur weekly special and Bikaner-Kolkata-Bikaner weekly superfast special.

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