Mumbai: The Central Railway is set to run 162 special trains towards the Konkan region for the Ganapati festival, booking for which will start from August 15.
According to an official release, Central Railway will run these special trains between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus/Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Sawantwadi Road/Kudal/Ratnagiri to overcome the extra rush of passengers during Ganpati Festival 2020. These specials will be fully reserved trains.
Passengers are advised to follow all the norms, standard operating procedures (SoPs) related to COVID19 during boarding, travel, and travel at the destination.
Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the holiest festivals celebrated in the Konkan region.
Considering the importance of the festival and the current scenario of the corona pandemic, the Konkan Railway in coordination with the Central Railway, Ganpati Special trains between Mumbai CSMT / Lokmanya Tilak (T) and Ratnagiri / Sawantwadi Road / Kudal stations Has decided to run. To overcome the extra rush of passengers.
Meanwhile, for the convenience of passengers during the Ganpati festival and to remove excess congestion during the festive season, Western Railway will run 20 journeys of five special trains i.e. two Mumbai Central to Sawantwadi Road, two Bandra Terminus to Sawantwadi Road and Bandra Terminus to Kudal on special fare.