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Railways to run 750 special trains for Kumbh Mela in Allahabad




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Published on: Sun, 23 Dec 2012 at 06:47 IST
Railways to run 750 special trains for Kumbh Mela in Allahabad
New Delhi: In view of the Maha Kumbh Mela at Allahabad starting from February, the Indian Railways is making every arrangement to deal with the Mela rush at the huge jamboree with special trains.

Railway is making elaborate arrangements to cope up with the rush of the passengers and hence is expected to run around 750 special trains and additional 1,800 coaches to ensure seamless travel for devotees.

The Indian railways is expecting a rush of around 8.30 crore people during the Kumbh Mela.
The state transporter is working on enhancing the capacity of around 100 existing trains by adding more coaches to ferry passengers traveling to the holy city apart from running special trains. Additional coaches from all 16 zones," P Guha, executive director (coaching), Railway Board, said.

According to estimates, around three crore devotees are expected to visit Allahabad on Mauni Amawasya (February 10).
Around 133 additional booking, enquiry and reservation counters will be opened in Allahabad, Naini, Sangam, Prayag and Vindhyachal.
Taking note of the strenuous task, a mela (officer) has been appointed by the railways to coordinate with other agencies involved in making the arrangements.

Railway minister Pawan Bansal accompanied by railway board chairman and other members went to Allahabad on Tuesday to take stock of the preparations.

Railways has charted out comprehensive traffic movement plan during the Mela period around the holy city.
Security aspect has been given priority and a control room has been set up from where security personnel will keep watch on the activities of suspicious elements through CCTVs installed at various places.

The transporter is also emphasizing on maintaining cleanliness on stations and its premises during the Mela.
Considering the huge rush of passengers during Kumbh, railways is making arrangements with stress on passenger amenities including electronic display boards, passenger announcement system, construction of adequate number of ticket counters and toilets/urinals for the large number of pilgrims.
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