Railways to operate special trains to ease chhath rush
Considering the rush during the Chhath festival, South Eastern Railway has decided to run a special train between Durg and Patna.
The special train will run via various stations in Jharkhand's Ranchi and Chakradharpur divisions.
The train will leave Durg on November 7 while the return train will leave Patna on November 8.
According to the schedule released by South Eastern Railway's Calcutta-based headquarters on Saturday the Durg-Patna Special will leave Durg at 8.50 am and will reach Patna at 5 am , the next day.
Operating in the opposite direction, Patna-Durg Special will leave Patna at 7 am and will arrive at Durg around 5 am, the next day.
The special train will have two composite coaches (2AC-cum-3 AC coaches), four sleeper class and ten general second class coaches and will have stops at Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Hatia, Ranchi, Muri and Bokaro Steel City.
Chhotanagpur Passenger Association welcomed the railway decision for introducing the special train.
“The special train will make things convenient for passengers. The railway took a right decision by deciding to introduce the train which will pass through various stations in Jharkhand,” said Arun Tiwari, senior functionary of Chhotanagpur Passenger Association.
The four- day Chhath festival, the biggest in Jharkhand and Bihar, will begin on November 8 with 'Nahaye Khaye' followed by 'Kharna' the next day .
Devotees will offer obeisance to Sun God on November 10 and 11.