For Convenience Of Home-Bound Passengers, Railways Running 668 Special Trains In Festive Season

For Convenience Of Home-Bound Passengers, Railways Running 668 Special Trains In Festive Season

New Delhi, October 26 (TNA) The Indian Railways is running nearly 668 special services to ensure smooth and comfortable travel to the passengers, during the festive season of Dwiali and Chath, an official said on Tuesday.

Besides special trains & augmentation of coaches in regular trains, crowd management at major stations has also been prioritized, specially in view of the Coronavirus pandemic. Special Trains have been planned to connect major destinations across the country on railway sectors.

Puja Dipawali Chhatha Specials- 2021 trains as on Tuesday included 26 trains in the Northern Railways (NR) which will take 312 trips, four trains in North-Central railways (NCR) which will take 26 trips and four trains in the North-Eastern Railways (NER) which will take two dozen trips during the festive season.

A watch on any malpractices – like cornering of seats, over charging and touting activity etc., by the Security and Vigilance Department staff is done and strictly monitored. Instructions, for maintaining cleanliness at waiting halls, retiring rooms, passenger amenity area in particular, and at stations in general, are given by Zonal Headquarters.

Crowd controlling measures by forming queue at the terminus stations with the supervision of RPF staff for orderly entry of passengers in unreserved coaches is being ensured.

Additional RPF personnel have been deployed in major stations to ensure security of passengers. Officers are deployed on Emergency Duty at major stations to ensure smooth running of trains. Staff are deployed in various sections to attend any disruption of train service on priority.

Measures have been taken for frequent and timely announcement of arrival/departure of trains with platform numbers. “May I Help You” booths are kept operational at important stations where RPF Personnel and TTEs are deputed for proper assistance and guidance of the passengers. Medical Teams are available at major stations on call. Ambulance with paramedical team is also available.

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