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Chhath Puja 2022: Indian Railways to run over 250 special trains for Chhath Puja. Check here

New Delhi: Indian Railways has started more than 250 trains across the country for Chhath Puja. This will make about 1.4 lakh berths available for the travel of the people. Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav gave this information.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Indian Railways has started more than 250 trains across the country for this year Chhath Puja. This will make about 1.4 lakh berths available for the travel of the people. Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav gave this information. “For Chhath Puja, we have started over 250 trains. Around 1.4 lakhs berths have been made available and we will do whatever is necessary for the people,” Ashwini Viashnaw said.

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Giving a statement to the media, the Union Minister further said that we will do whatever is necessary for the people. I wish everyone a very happy and prosperous Chhath Puja. Notably, to manage the extra rush of passengers in the ongoing festive season, Indian Railways is running 2,561 trips of 211 special trains (in pairs) till Chhath Puja this year.

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Chhath Puja is one of the most auspicious festivals in Bihar, Jharkhand and Eastern Uttar Pradesh. The four-day-long festival starts with the ‘Nahai Khai’ ritual and ends with ‘Usha Arghya’ (prayers to the rising sun).People worship the Sun God during the festival, which will be celebrated between October 28-31 this year.

The festival is dedicated to Surya Bhagwan (Sun God), which people believe sustains life on Earth.Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar appealed to the Centre earlier on Tuesday to provide special trains for Chhath Puja for people wishing to go to their native places for the festival.Bihar appealed to the ministry of railways to provide special trains for Chhath Puja.

Special trains for Chhath Puja

Earlier this month, the Ministry of Railways released an official statement, stating that the Indian Railways will be running additional 32 special services to ensure smooth and comfortable travel for passengers during this festive season.

Special Trains have been planned to connect major destinations across the country on railway routes, like Darbhanga, Azamgarh, Saharsa, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Firozpur, Patna, Katihar and Amritsar etc.

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