GUWAHATI, Sept 22 - To cater to rising demand for berths during the upcoming Durga Puja and Diwali holidays and the winter season, the Maligaon-headquartered Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has decided to augment the capacity of several long-distance as well as local passenger trains.
Officials said one AC 3-tier coach will be attached to train No. 12424/12423 New Delhi-Dibrugarh Town Rajdhani Express between October 1 and November 2.
Meanwhile, one AC 2-tier cum AC 3-tier coach has already been attached to train No. 19709/19710 Udaipur City-Kamakhya-Udaipur City Kavi Guru Express with effect from September 2 and the arrangement will continue till October 3.
One AC 3-tier and one sleeper class coach will be attached to train No. 13181/13182 Kolkata-Silghat Town-Kolkata Weekly Express between September 30 and November 26.
Moreover, NFR has also decided to run some special trains during the holiday and festive season, officials added.
The special train no. 02514 between Guwahati to Secunderabad has been running since August 31 and will continue to be in operation till November 2. It comprises of one AC 2-tier, four AC 3-tier and eleven sleeper class coaches.
Special passenger train no. 07525/07526 will run daily between Siliguri Junction and New Bongaigaon, leaving from Siliguri Junction between October 1 this year to March 31, 2020, and from New Bongaigaon between October 2 and April 1 next year.
Special train No. 03161/03162 Sealdah-Guwahati-Sealdah Weekly AC Special will run on October 5, October 12, October 19, October 26, November 2, November 9, November 16, November 23 and November 30 from the Guwahati Railway Station. In the reverse direction, it will run from Sealdah on October 4, October 11, October 18, October 25, November 1, November 8, November 15, November 22 and November 29. The train will have 16 AC 3-tier coaches. These arrangements have been done by the Railways to facilitate passengers so that they can travel to their respective destinations with ease, officials added.