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Railways running 211 special trains to clear festive rush

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Indian Railways is running 2561 trips of 211 special trains (in pairs) till Chhath Puja this year in order to clear the rush of passengers in the ongoing festive season.

According to an Indian Railways statement issued on Tuesday, special trains have been planned to connect major destinations across the country on railway routes, like Darbhanga, Azamgarh, Saharsa, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Firozpur, Patna, Katihar and Amritsar etc.

Indian Railways has notified additional 32 special services to ensure smooth and comfortable travel for the passengers during this festive season, while 179 special services were notified earlier. (May please see: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1865093)

A watch on any malpractices – like cornering of seats, over-charging and touting activity is being done and strictly monitored. Crowd controlling measures such as forming queues at the terminus stations under the supervision of RPF staff for orderly entry of passengers in unreserved coaches is also being ensured, the official statement added.