Hyderabad, Jan 9: In response to the suggestion of Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, South Central Railway (SCR) took a special initiative to facilitate the celebration of Sankranthi festival comfortably for the people located in two Telugu States.
Accordingly, 54 Jansadharan Special Trains have been announced .
These Jansadharan special trains will run between Secunderabad – Tirupati, Tirupati – Kakinada Town and Vijayawada – Vizianagaram; Secunderabad – Vijayawada – Hyderabad and Secunderabad – Vijayawada - Secunderabad in between January 11 and 20, an SCR statement here said on Wednesday.
These Jansadharan specials are fully unreserved coaches with normal fare.
It may be noted here, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday visited Renigunta Railway station and travelled up to Venkatachalam in a special train.
During the course of his visit he also reviewed the various development works under progress and special trains being run for Sankranti festival.
While appreciating the performance and plans of SCR for Sankranthi festival, the Vice- President suggested to explore the possibility of introducing further more number of trains for the general passengers in particular. (UNI)