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Eastern Railway Generates Additional Accommodation of More Than 5000 Berths for Holi

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By Avijit Biswas

Bhagalpur: To cope with Holi, rush an additional accommodation of total 53652 berths have been generated by Eastern Railway (ER) by scheduling run of special trains in different routes during festive season. This time run of 19 more special trains have been planned by ER compared to previous year.

ER has decided to run total 22 special trains including six one-way special trains in selected routes during Holi this year. The run of special trains originating from different stations have been planned for connecting Raxaul, Indore, Varanasi, Jagi Road, Anand Vihar, Udhana, New Delhi, New Jalpaiguri, Valsad, Gorakhpur, Puri, Barmer, Khatipura, Chandigarh, Patna, Delhi and Gaya.

The special services would originate from key stations of ER zone namely Howrah, Sealdah, Kolkata, Asansol, Malda and Bhagalpur. The number of special services has been increased this year by ER to ensure convenient and comfortable journey for passengers during festive season.

Introduction of more special services this year is also aimed at avoiding overcrowding of passengers in regular trains. Kausik Mitra, Chief Public Relation Officer (CPRO), ER, said increasing passenger satisfaction by ensuring safety and comfort are among major priorities of ER. Running of increased number of special trains this year would provide comfortable and hassle-free journey for passengers travelling during festive season, CPRO added.

  • Writer Avijit Biswas, former principal correspondent of Hindustan Times Bhagalpur bureau, can be contacted at biswasavijit@yahoo.comContact number (mobile): +919431095516


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