Mumbai ( Metro Rail News ) – The Central Railways is expected to run special trains for Konkan region for the Ganesh Chaturthi festival after consulting with the Maharashtra government, according to sources.
The Central Railway had written to the state government seeking its views on running special trains to the Konkan region through Central, Western and Konkan railways, the sources said. Director of the state Disaster Management Unit Abhay Yawalkar has informed the principal chief operations manager of the Central Railway that special trains may be scheduled for the 10-day festival, which begins on August 22.
The number of trains and frequency will, however, be determined based on the demand, he said, adding that a valid confirmed ticket can also serve as an e-pass. Yawalkar also asked the Railways to ensure that all COVID-19 norms framed by the state and Central governments, including social distancing and sanitisation, are followed in trains and at railway stations.