Ganesh Chaturthi 2021: Indian Railways to Run 63 Additional Trains to Konkan Region in Maharashtra


This year, Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on September 10. (Image: Shutterstock)

This 12 months, Ganesh Chaturthi shall be celebrated on September 10. (Image: Shutterstock)

Earlier in July, Indian Railways has introduced 72 particular practice companies throughout Ganesh Chaturthi. Later, Union railway minister Raosaheb Danve introduced 40 extra journeys to Konkan from Mumbai

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With nation all set to rejoice Ganeshotsav competition ranging from September 10, the Union Railway Ministry has reportedly given its nod to run extra 63 particular trains for Konkan area in Maharashtra. “We have decided to provide an additional 63 special trains to accommodate the demand from people during the festival,” Union Minister of State for Railways Raosaheb Danve was quoted as saying by the Indian Express.

Earlier in July, Indian Railways has introduced 72 special train companies in the course of the competition. Later, Danve introduced that the Konkan Railway will begin 40 additional trips to cater to individuals travelling to Konkan from Mumbai for Ganesh Chaturthi.

“No one will face any difficulty to go to Konkan for Ganesh Chaturthi. If the wait-list will increase, we could have extra journeys than what has been introduced,” Danve had stated.

This 12 months Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on September 10. This 11 day festival will end on September 21. Lord Ganesh is worshiped on this day. This festival is mainly celebrated in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh. A lot of people bring the idol of lord Ganesh to their house during this festival.

Lakhs of people from Mumbai and its satellite cities travel to Konkan on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi in September every year. Hence, this time of the year sees heavy rush on Konkan-bound trains. Konkan and Mumbai are connected as a sizable Maharashtrian population in the mega-city hails from this region.

Raigad, Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri districts of Konkan are mostly dominated by the Shiv Sena and the NCP. The BJP too has been making inroads in this region. Ahead of the crucial BMC polls expected to be held early next year, all parties have been wooing people from this region.

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