Indian Railways announces 48 festival special trains for Durga Puja, Diwali

In order to clear the extra rush of passengers during the Durga Puja festival, Diwali and winter season, the Central Railways will run 48 weekly special trains between Panvel and Hazur Sahib Nanded, informed a railway official.

Issuing a press release, the Central Railways said that 07617 Hazur Sahib Nanded – Panvel special will leave Hazur Sahib Nanded at 5.30 pm every Saturday from September 1, 2018 to February 23, 2019 (except on Sept 8 and Sept 15) and will arrive at Panvel at 9 am next day.

The 07618 Panvel- Hazur Sahib Nanded special will leave Panvel at 10 am every Sunday from Sept 2, 2018 to Feb 24, 2019 (except on Sept 9 and Sept 16) and will arrive at Hazur Sahib Nanded at 5 am next day, it added.

It will halt at Purna, Parbhani, Parli Vaijnath, Latur Road, Latur, Usmanabad, Kurduwadi, Daund, Pune and Lonavala stations, it informed.

Booking of tickets for 07618 on special charges has opened from yesterday at all PRS centres as well as on www.irctc.co.in, it said.

The train will comprise one AC First cum AC 2-Tier, One AC 2-Tier, One AC 3-Tier, 10 Sleeper Class and 8 General Second Class coaches, the release said.

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