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972/2023-2428-03-2024
Chennai
Southern Railway’s concerted measures to ensure convenient travel during Holi festival

                                                                                     

Southern Railway’s concerted measures to ensure convenient travel during Holi festival

SR operates 28 special train services for Holi festival 2024

Extensive Crowd Management measures deployed at Railway Stations

Security arrangements beefed up


Southern Railway is operating 28 special trains to clear the extra rush of traffic owing to Holi festival and the extended weekend from 15th to 31st March 2024.  Of these, 12 special trains are bound for Northern destinations in Gujarat (Udhna), Rajasthan (Bhagat Ki Kothi), Uttar Pradesh (Mau), ,Assam (Dibrugarh), Bihar (Danapur) and West Bengal (Santragachi)  and Delhi.  The other services will be operated to Mysuru & Bengaluru and/or interlink the southern districts.


Holi Special trains

The following is the list of special train services for the upcoming Holi festival (From 15.03.2024 to 22.03.2024)

Sl.No.

Train No.

From

To

No. of services

Date

1.

06011

Tambaram

Nagercoil

1

25-03-2024

2.

06012

Nagercoil

Tambaram

2

24-03-2024 & 31-03-2024

3.

06019

Nagercoil

Dr MGR Chennai Central

1

24-03-2024

4.

06020

Dr MGR Chennai Central

Nagercoil

1

25-03-2024

5.

06029

Mettupalayam

Tirunelveli

1

25-03-2024

6.

06030

Tirunelveli

Mettupalayam

2

24-03-2024 & 31-03-2024

7.

06037

Dr MGR Chennai Central

Mysuru

1

27-03-2024

8

06067

Chennai Egmore

Nagercoil

1

28-03-2024

9.

06079

Chennai Egmore

Santragachi

1

22-03-2024

10.

06105

Kanniyakumari

Dibrugarh

1

22-03-2024

11.

06181

Coimbatore

Bhagat Ki Kothi

1

28-03-2024

12.

06183

Kochuveli

Danapur

1

26-03-2024

13.

06556

Kochuveli

SMVT Bengaluru

2

24-03-2024 & 31-03-2024

14

06558

Kannur

SMVT Bengaluru

1

27-03-2024

15.

09058

Mangaluru Junction

Udhna

1

25-03-2024

16.

08837

Dr MGR Chennai Central

Santragachi

1

22-03-2024

17.

06090

Mangaluru Central

H. Nizammudin

1

22-03-2024

18.

06091

Podanur

Mau

2

22-3-2024 & 29-3-2024

19.

06095

Dr MGR Chennai Central

Santragachi

1

22-03-2024

20.

06096

Santragachi

Dr MGR Chennai Central

1

24-03-2024

21.

06093

Coimbatore

Patna

1

22-03-2024

22.

06094

Patna

Coimbatore

1

27-03-2024

23.

06051

Chennai Egmore

Tirunelveli

1

23-03-2024

24.

06052

Tirunelveli

Chennai Egmore

1

25-03-2024

Special arrangements by Southern Railway for efficient crowd management during Holi festival

Commercial Staff Deployment: Additional Commercial staff including ticket checking staff are being deployed at major stations to conduct checks

Additional Booking Windows: To enhance passenger convenience, extra booking windows were opened at various locations.

Crowd Control Measures: Elaborate crowd control arrangements are being implemented in Platforms, concourses and circulating areas of major railway stations anticipating heavy footfall during the festival season.

Passenger amenities: Concerted measures have been taken to ensure the availability of battery cars, wheelchairs and stalls selling food, water and economy meals at major stations

Sufficient watering and Cleaning: Arrangements for watering of trains as well as cleaning of coaches at originating/destination as well as at enroute stations as per schedule

Timely Announcements: Passengers are being kept informed about train and coach locations, timings of regular and special trains through prompt announcements, Digital display boards, etc. enhancing overall awareness

Security Measures: Government Railway Police (GRP) and Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel were deployed to ensure smooth crowd regulation and prevent stampede-like situations during peak rush hours. RPF staff in CCTV Control Rooms kept a vigilant eye o­n crowded areas, providing real-time assistance to passengers. At originating stations, a queue system for entering general coaches was established to streamline boarding processes.

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