Even before the train arrived, people could be seen swarming Mumbai’s Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in a video released by PTI.
In anticipation of the Chhath Puja celebrations, a sizable crowd gathered at Mumbai’s Lokmanya Tilak Terminus on Monday to board the train for Raxaul, Bihar. Even before the train arrived, the crowd could be seen swarming the station in a video released by the news agency PTI.
On Saturday, the Surat railway station saw similar scenes. One individual had died earlier at the station in a situation akin to a stampede.Railways made preparations before to the Chhath Puja festivities
Ahead of Chhath Puja, the East Coast Railway had already announced that it will operate a special train between Puri, Odisha, and Patna.
Special trains will run through the end of November, according to an East Central Railways spokesman. To guarantee that people on the waiting list can travel, more coaches may be added to the regular trains. To accommodate the influx of passengers, special trains headed for Bihar are anticipated to run roughly 2000 rounds, the ECR officer had earlier informed HT.
In light of the holiday season, Western Railways officials claimed they had planned to operate special trains from Surat and Udhna in Gujarat. In order to provide security and crowd control, officers from the Government Railway Police and Railway Protection Force have also been deployed, according to Railways.
Western Railways has 400 unique train journeys booked, each consisting of 46 pairs that will travel to distinct destinations. According to a statement, 27 pairs of them either originate from or transit through the railway stations in Surat and Udhna.
The Sun God, Lord Surya, is the object of Chhath Puja, also known as Chhathi, Chhath Parv, Dala Puja, Surya Shashti, Pratihar, and Dala Chhath. During Chhath, women fast strictly in the hopes of promoting the health, wealth, and advancement of their family. Offering Arghya to Lord Surya and Chhathi Maiya is part of the ceremony. In the states of Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Bihar, this event is significant.
Source- Hindustan times