Indian Railways arranged a special train on Monday to take stranded passengers in Uttar Pradesh back to their home states in southern India as several trains were canceled in the past few days due to rains, floods and other disturbances.
The one-way train will depart from Banaras Railway Station at 8pm on Monday and is expected to arrive at Chennai Central Railway Station at 8:10am on Wednesday, as per the announced schedule.
The train will have 18 stops which will include Gyanpur Road, Prayagraj Junction, Satna, Katni, Jabalpur, Etrasi Junction, Nagpur, Sivagram, Chandrapur, Balharshah, Sirpur Kagasinger, Ramjomdom, Warangal, Vijayawada Junction, Telani Junction, Ongol, Nellore and Godorction. .
The announcement was made at the request of J Krishan Reddy, Minister of Culture, Tourism and Development of North East Region (Donner) to Minister of Railways Ashwini Vaishnau, Reddy said.
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“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Minister ShriAshwiniVaishnaw for arranging a special RailMinIndia train to Chennai via Warangal and Vijayawada in response to inquiries made to travelers from southern Indian states stranded in Varanasi,” Reddy wrote on his official Twitter. Dealing.
Protests by students, unions, opposition parties and other organizations against the restrictive four-year “Agnipath” conscription scheme in which several train stations were attacked by violent mobs, and torrential downpours in the northeast, have led to continuous disruptions in train operations.
According to a report from PTI news agency, more than 500 trains were running late Monday.