Indian Railways Operate 250 Special Trains Ahead Of Chhath Puja 2022

by Vinita Jain
Indian Railways Operate 250 Special Trains Ahead Of Chhath Puja 2022

The festive season of 2022 has not ended yet, as after two days India will welcome Chhath Puja. And this time to control the additional influx of commuters, Indian Railways will run special trains. Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that the centre will start more than 250 special trains for Chhath Puja. Indian Railways is adding 2,641 trips on 211 special trains till Chhath Puja this year.

Railway Minister Shared This News Via Twitter

Earlier, the Indian Railways issued 32 special trains, especially for the festival season to keep the crowds at bay and keep things running smoothly. Special trains are planned to connect important national destinations on railway lines. This includes Azamgarh, Darbhanga, Firozpur, Katihar, Muzaffarpur, Amritsar, Saharsa, and Bhagalpur. Ashwini Vaishnaw shared this great news via Twitter.

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If reports are to be believed, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar appealed to the centre on Tuesday to provide a special train for Chatth Puja. Especially for those who want to travel to their hometown for the festival. Indian Railways will keep a close watch out for any negligence – such as seat occupancy, overcrowding, bragging, etc. Earlier, the Ministry of Railways said that crowd control measures like queuing at stations under the supervision of RPF staff were implemented to ensure orderly boarding of unreserved coaches.

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Know More About Chatth Puja

Chhath Puja
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Chhath Puja is considered as one of the most auspicious festivals in Bihar, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh.  This year it will be held from October 28th to 31st. This festival is dedicated to Surya Bhagwan (the Sun God) and people believe that worshipping him sustains life on earth.

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Source: Times Of India

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