With Chhath Puja beginning on Saturday, last-minute demand for train reservations is high, making it difficult for people to secure seats, and forcing travellers to look for alternative options. Special trains have been announced to meet the festive rush, but the situation remains challenging, especially for trains going from Delhi to various cities in Bihar.
Hustle-bustle at railway stations and booking windows are increasing as the festival approaches. Thousands of people are pinning their hopes on Tatkal (reservation) tickets. Railway Police is on high alert given the crowds camping at the New Delhi Railway Station waiting to board trains.
Railways has announced 42 special trains from Delhi to clear the festive rush of people travelling home. Chhatha puja special trains are running between Delhi and Patna Junction, Gaya and Jaynagar.