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Arrangements made for Ganpati Festival – 2021


Ganesh Utsav is an auspicious festival of the people of Konkan region. The devotees visit their hometowns in the Konkan belt to celebrate the divine Ganesh Festival. The Ministry of Railways is always keen for the safe and pleasant journey of railway passengers, considering this vision Konkan Railway has taken up various initiatives.

Konkan Railway is running 224 trips of special trains during Ganpati Festival 2021 in coordination with Central Railway, Western Railway & Southern Railway from Udhna / Mumbai / Lokmanya Tilak (T) / Bandra / Panvel to Ratnagiri / Kudal / Sawantwadi Road / Karmali / Madgaon / Surathkal / Mangaluru.

Considering the prevailing Covid 19 situations, utmost care is being taken at Railway Stations to ensure the Covid 19 protocols are being followed. Thermal Temperature of passengers are checked at entry and exit of stations. First Aid Medical facilities are set up at major stations in coordination with State Health Authorities. For the convenience of passengers, food stalls at major stations are instructed to be kept open / functional.

Intensive ticket checking will be carried out at stations and in trains to curb unauthorized passengers. For additional security, extra Railway Security Personnel are deployed along with RPF staff for crowd control and maintaining law and order & security arrangements. The RPF staff from other regions of KRCL have also been mobilized and deployed at major stations in the Ratnagiri section. The RPF will also be strategically deputed for escorting the trains during this period. Further, RPF staff have also been sensitized to respond quickly to messages received through Twitter and Rail Madad Helpline No. 139. 

Konkan Railway always strives to provide a safe and comfortable journey to all passengers traveling on our route.

“Konkan Railway wishes all Ganapati devotees an auspicious Ganesh Utsav.”

G R Karandikar
Dy. General Manager / PR

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