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Good News: Railways approves 196 pairs of Festival Special services to clear festive rush

These new festival special trains, however, will operate only till November 30 and will not have a continued run, officials said.

New Delhi: Ahead of festive season, the Ministry of Railways has approved Zonal Railways’ proposal for the operation of 196 pairs of Festival Special trains.

The trains will be operated between 20th October to 30th November. The fare applicable for these services will be that applicable for special trains.

“These services as far as possible should be operated at a minimum speed of 55 KMPH so that they are superfast services,” the Ministry of Railways stated.

The ministry said in a statement that the decision was taken as Indian Railways is expecting a rush of passengers during the upcoming festive season. These special trains will run for destinations such as Kolkata, Patna, Varanasi and Lucknow among others, to cater to the demand during Durga Puja, Dussehra, Diwali and Chhatt puja, it said.

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