New Delhi: Like normal trains, this time special Vande Bharat Express (Vande Bharat Express) is also being launched. Indian Railways has taken such a plan. Considering the demand for train tickets during the upcoming Diwali and Chhath Puja season, Railways is launching the Vande Bharat Special Train to curb the rush. However, it has been decided to launch it not on all routes, but in two specific states. Ticket booking has already started.
According to railway sources, one of the biggest festivals of Bihar residents is Diwali and Chhat Puja. During this time, migrant workers who went to work in different parts of the country returned home. Naturally, the demand for train tickets peaks during Diwali and Chhat Puja seasons. So Railways has decided to start special Vande Bharat trains on the Bihar route. This special train will be launched on the New Delhi to Patna route. This special train will run from November 11 to November 17. A railway official, who did not wish to be named, said that the railways have planned to run Bande Bharat trains on the Patna and New Delhi routes for the first time this year. He also said that special Vande Bharat Express will make 3-4 trips on this route during Chhat Puja. The train will halt at Kanpur Central, Prayagraj Junction, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, and Adra Junction between New Delhi and Patna route.
Indian Railways is launching a total of 283 festival special trains on the occasion of Diwali and Chhat Puja this year. Confirming the news, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnab said that the special trains will collectively make a total of 4,480 trips during the upcoming festive season. Out of which 42 trains will run in the East-Central Railway zone and 36 special trains in the Western Railway zone.
During Diwali and Chhat Puja, special trains will be run on all the routes where there is a heavy rush of passengers. Delhi-Patna, Delhi-Sri Mata Vaishnodevi Katra, Danapur-Saharsa, Danapur-Bangalore, Ambala, Saharsa, Muzaffarpur-Yeshwantpur, Puri-Patna, Okha-Naharlagun, Sealdah-NJP, Kochuveli-Bangalore, Banaras-Mumbai, according to a Railway Ministry statement. , Special trains will run on some routes including Howrah-Roxal. Last year, a total of 216 special trains ran during the festive season. This year that number has increased a lot.