Western Rlys to operate 286 summer holiday special trains

Ahmedabad: In order to cater to rush of passengers during summer holidays between April-June Western Railway has decided to operate 286 holiday specials trains to various destinations across the country, railway officials said on Sunday.

All the 286 holiday special trains would run weekly between April 1 and July 1, they said.

A holiday special between Bandra in Mumbai and Gandhidham in Kutch, Gujarat, and back, would run on Thursdays starting April 1.

There will also be a train from Gorakhpur to Bandra and back via Nandurbar, Bhusaval, Khandwa, Bhopal, Jhansi, Lucknow, Jarwal Road, Gonda, Mankapur, Basti and Khalilabad stations.

Another train from Indore to Bandra would operate every week with halts at Borivali, Surat, Vadodara, Dahod, Ratlam, Nagda, Ujjain and Dewas stations in both directions.

There will be two trains originating from Gujarat and terminating at Bandra, which would include Bandra-Okha and Bandra-Porbander, every week.

Four special trains would be originating from Ahmedabad station. These include Ahmedabad-Lucknow, Ahmedabad- Yeshvantpur, Ahmedabad-Gorakhpur and Ahmedabad-Bikaner.

Special weekly special would run between Valsad and Varanasi, and Valsad-Ajmer beginning first week of April.