In order to handle passenger rush during the festive season, Railways has planned to run special festival trains from September 13. Railways will operate Durg-Ajmer-Durg and Durg-Jammu Tawi weekly superfast special trains to cater to the demand as the festive season approaches.
The decision was taken as the national transporter is anticipating a passenger rush during the upcoming festive season. Moreover, there was increasing demand from the passengers to increase the number of trains for a long time.
List of festive special trains:
Durg-Ajmer and Ajmer-Durg weekly special train:
Train number 08217 Durg-Ajmer weekly special train will start from September 13 and run every Monday (once a week). Train number 08218 Ajmer-Durg will run from September 14 every Tuesday (once a week) until further notice. The train will leave Durg at 16.00 hrs. every Monday will reach Raipur, Tilda Nevra, Bhatapara, Usalapur, Pendra Road, Anuppur, and the second day via Katni Mudwara will reach its final destination, Ajmer at 6.45 pm.
Similarly, Train No. 08218 — Ajmer-Durg Weekly Express Special — will leave Ajmer at 19.25 hrs every Tuesday. The halts are Pendra Road, Uslapur, Bhatapara, Tilda Nevra, Raipur, and Durg at 22.10 hrs. A total of 20 coaches, including 02-SLRD, 02-General, 11-Sleeper, 03-AC-III- 02 AC II, will be available in the special train.
Durg-Jammu Tawi Weekly Superfast Special:
Train number 08549 Durg-Jammu Tawi Weekly Superfast Special train will start from September 14 every Tuesday. And train number 08550 Jammu Tawi–Durg will run from September 16 every Thursday (once a week).
Durg-Jammu Tawi will leave Durg at 12:15 and via Raipur, Bhatapara, Bilaspur will reach Jammu Tawi the next day. Similarly, Jammu Tawi – Durg and will reach Durg at 06.00 hrs. via Pendra Road, Bilaspur, Bhatapara and Raipur.