The Indian Railways is all set to run more than 200 trips of Ganpati Special Trains, including an additional 63 special trains towards the Konkan region in Maharashtra for the Ganpati festival, the bookings for which is open at the moment.
According to an official release, the Central Railway will run these special trains between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus / Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Sawantwadi Road / Kudal/ Ratnagiri to clear the extra rush of passengers during Ganpati Festival 2021. These specials will be fully reserved for trains.
Passengers are advised to adhere to all norms, standard operating procedures (SoPs) related to COVID19 during the boarding, travel, and at the destination.
Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most sacred festivals celebrated in the Konkan region. Considering the importance of the festival and keeping in mind the current scenario of corona pandemic, the Konkan Railway in coordination with the Central Railway has decided to run Ganpati Special Trains between Mumbai CSMT / Lokmanya Tilak (T) and Ratnagiri / Sawantwadi Road / Kudal stations to clear extra rush of passengers.
Meanwhile, for the convenience of passengers during the Ganapati festival and to clear the extra rush during the festive season, the Western Railway will run more than usual special trains.