Railways to run 5 special trains during Kumbh Mela
New Delhi , Jan 11 : The Indian Railways on Friday announced five special trains to handle the extra rush of passengers during the forthcoming Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj.
The train includes two AC two tier, nine AC three tier, four sleeper class, four general class, and two disabled friendly second class cum luggage van coaches.
The railways will also run trains from Punjab's Bathinda to the Prayag Ghat (4 trips), from Bathinda to Phaphamau (2 trips), from Himachal Pradesh's Amb Andaura to Prayag Ghat (6 trips) and from Chandigarh to Prayag Ghat (6 trips).
The 55-day long Kumbh Mela will start on January 15 and will end on March 4. It is the largest human congregation in the world, with over 130 million pilgrims expected to participate in the festival with the belief that taking a dip in the holy water of Ganges River will pave the way for their salvation and would rid them of their sins.