Published on : Wednesday, February 28, 2018
The Indian Railways has released a list of special trains for West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. This year Holi is being celebrated on March 2.
The additional trains by IRCTC will be running across Delhi, UP, Mumbai, Jammu, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
The Eastern Railways on Tuesday issued a statement saying that it will run 54 pairs of special trains during Holi to clear the festive rush, which helps to smoothen the travel.
Out of 54 pairs of Holi special trains, 5 will run between Howrah – Muzaffarpur, 4 between Howrah-Ramnagar and 45 between Bhagalpur – Saharsa stations.
The move is likely to benefit more than 7 Lakh passengers as they will now be able to enjoy the Holi festivities with their dear ones by reaching home ahead of the festival.
The Railway officials said that in this year 2018, 60 more trains will run as compared to last year during Holi. Last year, 440 special trains were put on tracks to clear Holi Rush. Last year, more than 6 lakh rail passengers benefitted with the special trains.Railway’s focus this year is to cater to the huge demand for train reservations for Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.