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Railways launch special trains from Mumbai to UP & Bihar to manage the festive rush

Keeping in mind the upsurge of festive passenger load, Indian Railways has announced the launch of several special trains from Mumbai to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Reportedly, the festive fleet will map through Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat too, easing travel for the locals here as well. Check the full schedule of new trains & timings here:

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New train service between Lucknow-Varanasi to ease travel during festive season

The Railways on Thursday green flagged a special train from Varanasi to Lucknow, to ferry the rising load of passengers due to the festive season. Though this is an intercity-conventional coach train, it will ply at the speed of an express train to cover the distance between Lucknow and Varanasi in approximately 4 hours. Reportedly, this train will run in place of the passenger-popular Varuna Express.

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16 trains cancelled & many diverted due to non-interlocking work on Jhansi-Kanpur single line

Jhansi-Kanpur single train line has to undergo non-interlocking interventions for the planned track doubling project, between two stations on this route. As per reports, the single line section will be blocked for the movement of trains till the 28th of September. Due to this, the operations of 16 trains will be stopped. Apart from this, a number of trains including the Lucknow LTT Special will run on diverted routes during this period.

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NER Lucknow Division to restart passenger trains from June 25

The Lucknow Division of the Northern Eastern Railway has decided to revive passenger trains, across important routes from June 25 onwards. Besides this, the bustle of train travel is set to scale higher with the provision of unreserved ticket travel - with special counters for the same at many stations including the Lucknow Junction. Passengers can buy tickets from these windows while following the norms of physical distancing, read reports.

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Ahead of Kumbh 2021, Railways to resume operations of these 2 trains via Lucknow

With the Kumbh Mela round the corner, the Indian Railways has decided to resume the services of Prayagraj Sangam-Haridwar Express Special and Janata Express train, which were suspended until now due to the wide-spread coronavirus. Including the Lucknow Railway Station in its circuit-map, these trains will provide easier means of commute to several devotees from the city who are planning to visit the Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021.

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