Konkan Railways to Run Diwali Special Trains

Special Diwali trains will also be run by Konkan Railways. It has been decided to run special trains between Mumbai CSMT – Kochuveli – Mumbai CSMT to clear extra rush of passengers during Diwali festival.

Train No. 01079 / 01080 Mumbai CSMT – Kochuveli – Mumbai CSMT Special:
Train No. 01079 Mumbai CSMT – Kochuveli Special will leave from Mumbai CSMT at 00:20 Hrs on Tuesday (on 17/10/2017 & 24/10/2017). Train will reach  Kochuveli at 09:00 Hrs on next day.
Train No. 01080 Kochuveli – Mumbai CSMT Special will leave from Kochuveli at 12:00 Hrs on Wednesday (on 18/10/2017 & 25/10/2017). Train will reach Mumbai CSMT at 22:15 Hrs on next day.
Composition: Total 16 Coaches : Sleeper – 14 Coaches, SLR – 02 Coach.
The Train will halt at Dadar, Thane, Panvel, Roha, Khed, Chiplun, Sangameshwar Road, Ratnagiri, Kankavli, Kudal, Thivim, Karmali, Madgaon Jn., Karwar, Kumta, Bhatkal, Kundapura, Udupi, Mulki, Suratkal, Mangalore Jn., Kasargod, Kannur, Thalassery, Kozhikkode, Tirur, Shoranur Jn., Thrisur, Aluva, Ernakulam Town, Kottayam, Tiruvalla, Chengannur, Kayankulam and Kollam stations.
To avoid the festive rush, it was also decided to stop selling platform tickets in case there was a massive rush while additional reservation windows have been opened. Meanwhile, extra security teams will be deployed at the stations to keep a check on the illegal agents and vendor. In 2016, railways had registered 1,654 cases during the festive season and taken disciplinary action against 693 of its staffers.

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