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Indian Railways to operate 312 Ganpati Special Trains

Indian Railways to operate Ganpati Special Trains for the convenience of passengers to ease the rush ahead of the Ganpati festival. Prior to the Ganpati festival, Central Railway and Western Railway plan to jointly operate 312 Ganpati Special Trains. 257 trains will be operated by the Central Railway, and 55 trains will be operated by Western Railway.

The special trains will be operated from Mumbai and other cities in Maharashtra. Both the Central Railway and the Western Railway witnessed a spike in passenger traffic during the Ganpati celebration, particularly on trains linking Mumbai to other regions of the state.

According to Central Railway’s official press release, there will be 18 more Ganpati Special trains running over the holiday season this year than there were last year. During the 2022 Ganpati festival season, 294 special trains were run by Central Railway.

The announcement states that there would be 218 reserved services this year, as opposed to 262 in 2022. On the other hand, unreserved trains will be 94 this time while the total number stood at 32 last year.

According to the press statement, Central Railway expects 1.04 lakh people to board reserved trains, bringing in Rs. 5.13 million in revenue. Additionally, it predicts that the unreserved rail services will benefit about 1.50 lakh passengers.

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