To ease traffic congestion during the upcoming festivals like Dussehra, Diwali and Chhat and to ensure better facilities for passengers, Western Railway on Saturday announced that three pairs of special trains will be added. According to a press release issued by the Railways, three more pairs of festival trains will be launched between Okha and Gorakhpur, Surat and Puri and Gandhidham and Visakhapatnam.
The notification said that two more trains will be Jaipur-Hyderabad and Udaipur-New Jalpaiguri Western Railway. According to the Railways, all trains will run weekly except the Jaipur-Hyderabad Festival Special. The Hyderabad Festival special train will be bi-weekly and will carry a total of 22 trips.
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Western Railway had earlier tweeted that five of the 12 special trains would run from Bandra terminal, 2-2 from Indore and Udhana, and one from Chodi Okha, Porbandar and Gandhi Dham stations. Railways says that all these trains will be fully reserved. These special trains will be booked today i.e. from 17th to 22nd October.
Tata-Howrah Puja special fare increased
Railways has increased the fare of AC Charikar (Executive Class) of Tata-Howrah Puja Special by Rs 315. The fare on the Steel Express was Rs 1,060. On Tata-Howrah Puja special train, chair fare has been increased to Rs 1375. Similarly, the fare of AC Charikar on Steel Express was Rs 445, but the fare of Puja Special has been increased by Rs 110 to Rs 555.
Similarly, the fare for the second seat was Rs 125 on Steel Express, but the fare for Puja Special has been increased by Rs 10 to Rs 135. Although Puja started running special trains in the name of special trains, it has increased fares. The problem of passengers increased as the passenger train did not run. Now the rent increase will cause problems. Similarly, passengers are traveling on these trains, which is very important to travel. Due to this, more than 50 seats were vacant on the first day.