Indian Railways can operate the Ganesh Chaturthi special trains on the occasion of Ganesh Utsav in Maharashtra. Railways will ensure to meet the need of passengers who are travelling for the celebration of the traditional festival of Maharashtra.
Rail News: Indian Railways is operating special trains amid Coronavirus. Meanwhile, Railways can start additional special trains on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. Railways officials said that a special train could run between Mumbai to Konkan on Ganesh Chaturthi 2020. This year Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on 22nd August. These trains will start on the same day. Every year the Central Railway operates special trains on Ganesh Chaturthi.
Ganesh Chaturthi Special Train Can Operate From 22nd August
Railway officials said that a letter was written to the state government for the operation of special trains for the Konkan region. State Disaster Management director, Abhay Yavalkar told the chief operating manager of the Central Railway that special trains could be scheduled for the 10-day long festival starting from 22nd August.
State Government to Follow the Guidelines of COVID-19
The number of trains will depend on the demand of passenger and occupancy of seat reservation. Also, only confirmed train tickets would work as e-pass and passengers with confirmed seats will travel in these special trains. Yavalkar also asked the railways to ensure that all COVID-19 norms, including social distancing and sanitization, are being followed by the state and central governments in trains and railway stations.
Government is Planning for the Celebrations of Ganesh Chaturthi
Corona infection is affecting every aspect of life. Even religion and faith are not untouched by this. Ganesh Utsav is the traditional festival for every family in Maharashtra. Moreover, Ganesh Utsav of Maharashtra is famous all over the world. This time, due to Corona infection, the clouds of crisis are hovering over the festival. Still, the government has issued guidelines for this, keeping in mind that worship can be done.
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