Kumbh Mela: Railways to run 12 superfast special trains

 Railways have decided to run 12 superfast special trains between Nasik Road and Howrah on account of Kumbh Mela to be celebrated in Nasik.

Mumbai: Railways have decided to run 12 superfast special trains between Nasik Road and Howrah on account of Kumbh Mela to be celebrated in Nasik.

A release issued by Central Railway today said, train No 02859 superfast special will leave Nasik Road at 4.30 PM on July 14, August 19 and August 29, September 13, 18 and 25 and will arrive at Howrah at 6.15 PM next day.

While train no 02860 superfast special will leave Howrah at 6 PM on July 12, August 17, 27, September 11, 16 and 23 and will arrive at Nasik Road at 7.25 PM next day.

These trains will halt at Bhusaval, Nagpur, Raipur, Bilaspur, Rourkela and Tatanagar stations and have one AC-2 tier, four AC-3 tier, 10 sleeper class, 4 second class composition, it said.

Train no 02859 will run as fully reserved superfast special train on special charges. Bookings for train no 02859 leaving on July 14, August 19 and 29 will open on July 11 at all Passenger Reservation System (PRS) locations and through Internet.

For subsequent trips, bookings will open 60 days in advance (excluding the day of journey), the release added.

The 'Kumbh Mela', where lakhs of Hindus gather, is slated to start from July 14 in Nashik.

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