Planning a trip during festive season? Indian Railways to operate 392 festival special trains from this date



a passenger train stopped at a station: Indian Railways to run 196 pairs of festival special trains between 20 October and 30 November 2020.


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Indian Railways to run 196 pairs of festival special trains between 20 October and 30 November 2020.

In view of the upcoming festive season, Indian Railways has decided to run 196 pairs of festival special trains (392 trains) between 20 October 2020 and 30 November 2020. These festival special trains will be run for destinations like Kolkata, Lucknow, Patna, Varanasi, among others to cater

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In ‘Festival Special’ services, railways to run 392 more trains





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The Railways on Tuesday announced it has given approval to run 392 ‘Festival special’ between October 20 and November 30 to cater to the big festive season rush.

The fares for these trains will be according to those applicable for special trains, the railways ministry said. It means that ‘special charges’ will be levied, making the tickets costlier by 10-30 per cent as compared to

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20 held for travelling in Mumbai local trains with fake IDs





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40-year-old man was arrested by the Mumbai Central Government Railway Police (GRP) on Saturday for allegedly travelling with a fake identity (ID) card.

According to GRP officers, this is the fifth such arrest in October where an employee of a private office has been caught travelling with a fake ID card. From June to October 10, GRP has arrested more than 20 people for travelling

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Mumbai’s dabbawalas allowed to travel in local trains

Mumbai’s dabbawalas and staff of foreign consulates and high commissions have been allowed to travel in local trains which are currently being run only for essential services staff, officials said on Wednesday.

IMAGE: A dabbawala parks his bicycle in Mumbai. Photograph: ANI Photo

Dabbawalas, the famous lunch-box carriers in Mumbai, last month said there was never a six-month break in the “130-year-old history of the tiffin services”, and demanded access

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From dabbawalas to consulates staff, WR releases list of essential staff who can take Mumbai local trains

The suburban trains in operation now are only for frontline staff and essential service workers as laid down by the state government, and a QR code-empowered ticketing mechanism is in place for those who need to board.

The local trains were suspended for the general public since the lockdown began on March 22. The Western Railway and Central Railway resumed their Mumbai suburban services over mainline and Harbour line on

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Travelling rally trains spotlight on jailhouse dangers for mentally ill inmates

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But two police forces, including Ontario Provincial Police, have declined to lay charges in his death, with the family’s lawyer saying the decision was made after police couldn’t determine who dealt the fatal blow.

The travelling rally has also made stops in Lindsay, Ottawa, Kingston and Toronto. Also present at London’s protest on Saturday were family members of inmates who have died at the problem-plagued provincial jail

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Japan’s bullet trains struggle as Covid upends travel industry

These days, the section of Tokyo Station serving regional destinations is a shadow of its former self. Gone are the usual crowds and on a mid-week afternoon in late September, just a handful of commuters browsed bento-box stores.

“I see more cleaning staff getting off trains than passengers,” said Taro Aoki, who oversees 18 fast-food outlets in the capital’s main inter-city rail terminal. “People used to swiftly pick which bento

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97 people died while travelling on Shramik Special trains: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal | India News

NEW DELHI: The government has informed the Rajya Sabha that 97 people died on board the Shramik Specials, admitting for the first time that migrant labourers lost their lives in the trains which were run to ferry them during the Covid-19 lockdown.
In a written answer to a question posed by TMC MP Derek O’Brien on Friday, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal provided the statistics to the upper house of parliament.
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Essential services staff can travel in workmen special suburban trains in Chennai from Oct 5 | Chennai News

CHENNAI: In response to the request from the Tamil Nadu government, Southern Railway has decided to permit essential services staff authorised by the state government to travel in limited number of suburban trains — run as workmen specials by the Chennai division of Southern Railway — from October 5.
Details of these train services would be displayed at the stations, an official release said.
The state government has nominated an
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Special trains for essential staff in Chennai; Charminar open to visitors



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Tamil Nadu Andhra Pradesh Telangana Coronavirus News Live Updates: The Southern Railway on Friday announced that Suburban trains, run as Workmen specials by the Chennai Division of the Southern Railway for essential services staff authorised by the Tamil Nadu government will be operational from October 5 in Chennai.

According to a circular issued by the Southern Railway, a nodal officer nominated by the government

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Indian Railways to run 200 special trains from October 15 for festival season



a group of people sitting at a train station: Indian Railways to run 200 special trains from October 15 for festival season


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Indian Railways to run 200 special trains from October 15 for festival season

Indian Railways is planning to run 200 additional IRCTC special trains between October 15 and November 30 to deal with huge number of crowd travelling during the festive season. Railway Board Chairman and CEO V.K. Yadav on Thursday said that the national transporter is planning to introduce 200 special trains from October 15.

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SNP MP apologises for breaking self-isolation rules and travelling on trains after testing positive for Covid-19

A Scottish National Party MP has admitted putting hundreds of people at risk by attending Parliament while she was suffering from Covid-19 – breaking self-isolation rules at least five times.

Margaret Ferrier, the MP for Rutherglen West and Hamilton, took a coronavirus test after falling ill last Saturday, but decided to travel to Westminster on Monday because she was feeling better – despite the fact her test result had not

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19-yr-old gets bail after 40 days in jail for travelling on Mumbai local trains with fake ID



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AFTER SPENDING 40 days in jail for travelling to work on suburban local trains illegally during the lockdown, a 19-year-old man was granted bail by the sessions court this week.

Kurla resident Alim Patel was arrested on August 20 by the Dadar railway police for travelling with fake identity papers to reach his workplace in an upholstery unit in Mahim where he stitched car

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Japanese luxury trains back on track as they transit to COVID era

TOKYO — Japanese railway operators, including East Japan Railway, known as JR East, have resumed luxury train services as they adjust to the new normal, following a hiatus of several months due to the coronavirus.

JR East’s Train Suite Shiki-shima restarted operations in August. The luxury sightseeing train was idle between April and July, resulting in about 600 ticket cancellations. To bring back passengers and reassure a jittery public, the

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TN govt ‘essential service staff’ can ride trains to suburbs

Chennai, Oct 2 (PTI) The Southern Railway on Friday said the Tamil Nadu government employees authorised as essential services staff would be allowed to board its ‘Workmen Specials’ running on the city’s suburban routes from October 5.

Southern Railway is presently operating the specials for its own workmen.

The services would be out of bounds for the general public.

‘In response to the request of the government of Tamil Nadu,

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Essential Service Staff to Board Suburban Trains in Tamil Nadu from October 5

The Southern Railway on Friday said the Tamil Nadu government employees authorised as essential services staff would be allowed to board its “Workmen Specials” running on the city’s suburban routes from October 5. Southern Railway is presently operating the specials for its own workmen.

The services would be out of bounds for the general public. “In response to the request of the government of Tamil Nadu, it is decided to

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Coronavirus India lockdown Day 190 updates | TN govt. ‘essential service staff’ can travel in suburban trains from October 5

In the eight months since the first case of coronavirus infection was detected on January 30, September alone recorded 26,21,418 infections, accounting for 41.53% of the over 63 lakh COVID-19 cases reported in the country so far.

The past month also saw 33,390 deaths due to the disease, which is around 33.84% of the total 98,678 deaths recorded so far.

You can track coronavirus cases, deaths and testing rates at

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Hotels, food courts, restaurants from October 5, trains to start today



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Further easing restrictions, the Maharashtra government Wednesday announced reopening of restaurants and resumption of trains originating and terminating in the state from October 5. However, capital Mumbai’s suburban train services will remain suspended except for essential service providers.

In a statement, the state government extended the statewide lockdown till October 31. The government also announced a number of relaxations in opening of businesses under

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Travel news: Planes, trains, museum exhibitions and the Virtual Travel and Leisure Show

A Via Rail train sits at Dorval station in Montreal on June 25, 2019.

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Looking for inspiration for a weekend respite? VIA Rail has increased departures on the Quebec City to Windsor corridor as of Sept. 1st, with more trains connecting Montreal, Kingston, Toronto, London and Sarnia and modified service on other routes. VIA Rail is currently offering full refunds for travel cancelled before Nov. 1.

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Covid-19 travelling rules: New dos and dont’s for flights and trains – travel

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– Ticket sales will open closer to the flight dates. Don’t expect to get early-bird discounts or block seats months in advance.

– Pack light. You can carry only one piece of cabin luggage and one check-in bag.

Karishma Jayapaul, 26, a cybersecurity executive in Bengaluru, found this out the hard way when she travelled to Delhi in mid-June. “The airlines sent me so many messages, but nothing

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