New Delhi, October 13: The Indian Railways announced that it will operate 392 festival special trains between October 20 and November 30 in view of the upcoming festive season.
The special trains will be run for destinations such as Kolkata, Patna, Varanasi, Lucknow among others to cater to the growing demand in the ensuing holiday period of Durga Puja, Dussehra, Diwali and Chhatt puja, it said.
Till now, the railways has pressed into service more than 300 mail/express trains which are now running regularly across the country.
These festival special trains will be mostly equipped with third AC coaches. In an order issued on Tuesday, the Railway Board said these festival special trains will be operated at a speed of 55 kmph and the fares applicable will be those of special trains.