Indian Railways announced it will operate 196 pairs of festival special trains between October 20 and November 30. The fare applicable for these festival special trains will be that applicable for special trains (as per commercial circular no. 30 of 2015), Railways said.
The special trains will run for destinations such as Kolkata, Patna, Varanasi, Lucknow among others to cater to the demand during Durga Puja, Dussehra, Diwali and Chhatt puja
As reported by HT, these festival special trains will be operated at a speed of 55kmph and the fares applicable will be those of special trains. The railways has pressed into service more than 300 mail and express trains, which are now running regularly across the country. It has suspended all its regular services due to the coronavirus pandemic and is operating trains as per demand and necessity.
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