Ludhiana, December 30
Even as the pair of 04609/10 Rishikesh-Shri Mata Vaishno Dvi Katra-Rishikesh Hemkunt Special Express train was to be restored as per the schedule from January 1, 2021, Railways have announced cancellation of the train till January 5, 2021. The cancellation of the train was necessitated due to traffic block to undertake non-interlocking work for doubling at Haridwar-Laksar section of the Moradabad division.
Meanwhile, the Northern Railway authorities have announced extension of limited period festival special trains keeping in view the passenger volume. It was officially stated that most of these trains, which were to run till December end, would now continue to operate till January 2021 end.
The festival trains with extended periodicity include 08237/38 Korba-Amritsar-Korba Chhattisgarh Special Express; 08215/16 Durg-Udhampur-Durg Special Express; 05251/52 Darbhanga-Janlandhar City-Darbhanga Estial Special Express; 05531/32 Saharsa-Amritsar-Saharsa Festival Special Express; 02355/56 Patna-Jammu Tawi-Patna Festival Special Express; 03255/56 Patliputra-Chandigarh Festival Special Express; 05211/12 Darbhanga-Amritsar-Darbhanga Festival Special Express; 02237/38 Varanasi-Jammu Tawi-Varanasi Special Express; 02231/32 Lucknow-Chandigarh-Lucknow Special Express; and 02421/22 Ajmer-Jammu Tawi-Ajmer Superfast Special Express. — TNS