Indian Railways Latest News: Festival Special Trains to Start From Today


New Delhi: To cater to the extra rush of passengers during festivals, Indian Railways will start several special trains from October 10 to November 21. These trains will run for different destinations like – Varanasi, Tirupati, Poorna, Secunderabad, Agartala, Bhatinda. Delhi etc. in view of the increasing demand during the holiday period of Dussehra, Durga Puja, Diwali, and Chhath Puja. Also Read – Mile Sur Mera Tumhara: Indian Railways Recreates Iconic 80’s Song. Watch Viral Video Here

“To clear the extra rush during Dussehra festival, special trains will be run by SCR between Poorna and Tirupati. tr. NS. 07607 Purna-Tirupati 11,18,25 October 2021; tr. No. 07608 Tirupati-Purna 12,19,26 October 2021″, South Central Railway (SCR) tweeted. On the other hand, Western Railway will run 5 pairs of special trains for the convenience of the passengers and to meet the travel demand. Also read- IRCTC Latest News: Indian Railways plans to run 1500 special special trains from Delhi from October 10. details here

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Check below the complete list of special trains, their timings and routes:-

To clear the extra rush during Dussehra festival, South Central Railway will run special trains between Secunderabad-Narasapur and Secunderabad-Kakinada Town. @drmsecunderabad @drmhyb @VijayawadaSCR #Dussehra #festival

– South Central Railway (@SCRailwayIndia) 8 October 2021

Two special trains between Secunderabad-Agartala #special trains

– South Central Railway (@SCRailwayIndia) 8 October 2021

Special train between Secunderabad – Agartala – Secunderabad @RailMinIndia

– Northeast Frontier Railway (@RailNf) 8 October 2021

Apart from this, Northern Railway has also decided to run several Mahotsav Special trains in view of the upcoming festive season. Northern Railway has decided to run festival special trains to clear the extra rush of passengers during the upcoming festive season.

Here are the details of these special trains

Early last year, the Railways had sanctioned 196 pairs (392 trains) of ‘Festival Special’ services to clear the festive rush. In September, during the Ganpati Mahotsav 2021, the Railways had run 42 trips of special trains to various destinations- Margao, Surathkal and Kudal via Vasai Road.


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