With the festive season of Diwali and Chhath approaching, many are eager to head home and spend time with their loved ones. If you’ve been struggling to find a train ticket, don’t fret just yet. Indian Railways has a solution up its sleeve, even if it might not always be visible online.

A Closer Look at the Special Trains

In light of the increased demand during the festive period, Indian Railways has initiated the operation of an impressive 283 special trains. However, travelers may not find information on these trains available online. To get a clearer picture, it’s advisable to visit the nearest railway station. Through this initiative, the railways aim to cater to the heightened demand by offering over 800,000 additional seats.

Special Trains for the Chhath Festival

Recognizing the significance of the Chhath festival, Indian Railways has rolled out these special trains to ensure that devotees and families can travel without hassle. These trains will significantly reduce the congestion experienced during this time.

Key Routes to Note

Travelers should note that these special trains will predominantly operate on major routes such as Delhi-Patna, Delhi-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra, Danapur-Saharsa, among others.

Safety and Additional Amenities

Ensuring passenger safety remains paramount. The Ministry of Railways has confirmed the deployment of additional Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel at major stations to assist and safeguard travelers.

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Quick Facts:

  • Number of Special Trains: 283
  • Total Trips: 4,480
  • Key Rail Routes: Delhi-Patna, Delhi-Katra, etc.
  • Safety Measures: Increased RPF deployment.


Q: How many special trains has Indian Railways introduced? A: They’ve introduced 283 special trains.

Q: How many trips will these special trains make? A: The trains will make a total of 4,480 trips.

Q: On which routes will the special trains operate? A: Key routes include Delhi-Patna, Delhi-Katra, Danapur-Saharsa, and more.

Sonu Roy is originally a resident of Samastipur district of Bihar, has been working as a writer in digital journalism for the last 4 years. In his career of 4 years, he has good experience from politics, automobile, motivation, sports to technology field.