MUMBAI: The Central Railway (CR) will run over 100 special trains to clear the extra rush of passengers during festival Ganesh Chaturthi.
A total of 118 special trains will be run, according to a CR statement issued here.
As many as 36 special trains will be run to Madgaon (six days a week except on Thursday) from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT).
The special train (train no. 01005) will depart from LTT at 12.55 midnight daily (except Thursday) from September 9 to September 28 and will arrive at Madgaon station at 2:40 PM on the same day, it said.
From Madgaon, (train no. 01006) will depart 3:25 PM daily (except on Thursday) from September 8 to September 28 and reach LTT at 03.55 AM in the wee hours.
Forty-two daily special trains to Karmali (Goa) will depart from LTT (train no. 01025) at 05.30 AM from September 8 to September 28 and will arrive at Karmali at 5 PM on the same day.
Train no. 01026 will leave Karmali station at 5.50 AM daily from September 9 to September 29 and reach LTT station at 5.45 PM on the same day.
Central Railway will also run 40 Chiplun Diesel- Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) special trains from Panvel to ferry passengers from Roha, Kolad, Indapur, Mangaon, Goregaon Road, Veer, Sape Wamne, Karanjadi, Vinhere, Diwankhavati, Khed and Anjani stations.
Bookings for train no. 01005 and 01025, on special charges, will open from August 14 and Panvel-Chiplun DEMU specials will run as unreserved specials, the release added.