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SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY
PRESS RELEASE
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE, SECUNDERABAD - 500 071
No.599/2023-2422-11-2023
Secunderabad
Indian Railway Operates 1700 Special Trains across India during Festival Season

Indian Railways has undertaken a series of initiative this festive season to ensure maximum comfort for the travelers without compromising o­n quality of service delivery. Some of the initiatives include:

 

ØAround 1700 special trains are being run across India. 26 Lakhs berths are made available this festive season which is a record number.

ØElaborate crowd control arrangements are made at all major and important railway stations, where the huge crowds are predicted to reach for travelling to various destinations for celebrating festivals. Senior officers are stationed at these stations to monitor all the activities to regulate the crowd in a systematic manner.

ØGovernment Railway Police (GRP) & Railway Protection Force (RPF) staff are deployed at foot-over bridges to regulate crowd smoothly in order to avoid stampede like situation during the heavy rush period.

ØSkilled RPF staff is deployed in CCTV Control Room to keep a close watch o­n the crowded areas and render real time assistance to passengers.

ØQueue system for entering into general coaches is adopted at the originating stations.

ØProper announcement regarding trains/ coaches is ensured well in time so that passengers are made aware of the location of General Coaches and the platform from where the trains will depart.

ØMixed escort are deployed in important trains for rendering real time assistance especially to lady passengers travelling in long distance trains.

Additional booking windows have been opened for the convenience of passengers


(Ch.Rakesh)
Chief Public Relations Officer




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