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SCR braces to meet pushkaram rush

626 special trains being operated from today for the event

South Central Railway (SCR) will operate 626 special trains from August 11 to 24 for the Krishna Pushkarams. Besides, the East Coast Railway is planning to run 36 more trains for the event, according to SCR General Manager Ravindra Gupta.
Double-decker trains from Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, and Tirupati would be operated for the river festival. Of the total number of trains, 480 are unreserved and passengers can make current bookings for their journey, the General Manager said at a press conference here on Wednesday.
Mr. Gupta inaugurated the Krishna Pushkarams website and released the time-table for the event.
Railways made arrangements at 13 stations in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for the pushkarams. Additional ticket counters, inquiry terminals, drinking water, toilets, and other facilities were made with Rs. 35 crore. SCR spruced up Vijayawada, Krishna Canal Junction, Madhuranagar, Gunadala, Rayanapadu, Guntur, Vishnupuram, Pondugula, Mangalagiri, Repalle, Peddakurapadu, Krishna, and Gadwal stations for the pushkarams. About 2,600 additional staff would be deployed in Vijayawada to meet the situation.
As many as 107 additional booking counters, 34 Automatic Ticket Vending Machines, 69 catering outlets, 903 drinking water tanks, 62 wheelchairs, 488 additional toilets would be provided at the identified stations.


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