Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Indian Railways operates special trains during fest

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Indian Railways has undertaken a series of initiatives this festive season to ensure maximum comfort for the travellers without compromising on quality of service delivery. Some of the initiatives include: Around 1,700 special trains are being run across India. In all, 26 lakh berths are made available this festive season which is a record number.
Elaborate crowd control arrangements are made at all major and important railway stations, where the huge crowds are predicted to reach for travelling to various destinations for celebrating festivals. Senior officers are stationed at these stations to monitor all the activities to regulate the crowd in a systematic manner.
Government Railway Police (GRP) and Railway Protection Force (RPF) staff are deployed at foot-over bridges to regulate crowd smoothly in order to avoid stampede-like situation during the heavy rush period.
Skilled RPF staff is deployed in CCTV Control Room to keep a close watch on the crowded areas and render real-time assistance to passengers. Queue system for entering into general coaches is adopted at the originating stations.
Proper announcement regarding trains/ coaches is ensured well in time so that passengers are made aware of the location of general coaches and the platform from where the trains will depart.
Mixed escort are deployed in important trains for rendering real time assistance especially to lady passengers travelling in long distance trains.
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