Festive rush: Getting confirmed train tickets an uphill task in Bihar | Patna News

PATNA: Getting confirmed berths in long-distance trains originating from different places falling under the jurisdiction of East Central Railway (ECR) has become difficult for passengers due to huge rush for Durga Puja. Special passenger trains coming to Bihar are also running full to their capacity.
ECR chief public relations officer (CPRO) Rajesh Kumar said Rajendra Nagar Terminal-New Delhi Rajdhani special (02309) is running full to its capacity. The occupancy rate of passenger is more than 110% in the train.
Similarly, Rajgir-New Delhi Shramjeevi Express special (02391) and Rajendra Nagar Terminal–New Delhi Shampoorna Kranti special (02393) have full occupancy rate of passengers. “All New Delhi-bound special trains originating from Patna and other places have full occupancy,” the CPRO said.
The Patna-Howrah Janshatabdi special (02024) has 132% occupancy rate of passengers. Darbhanga-New Delhi special (02565) is also running full to its capacity.
According to sources, though railways has not yet decided to run regular trains, overall occupancy rate of passengers on Patna-New Delhi, Patna-Howrah, Danapur-Pune, Danapur-Bengaluru and Patna-Mumbai routes is full.
Meanwhile, railways has decided to run a weekly festival special passenger train (01901/01902) from October 15 to November 27 between Barauni and Gwalior to cope with passengers’ rush during festive season. While the train will leave Gwalior every Friday at 7.25am, it will reach Barauni the next day at 7am. On its return journey, the train will leave Barauni every Saturday at 9.15am and reach Gwalior the next day at 9.30am, the CPRO said.

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