SunstarTV Bureau: Amid the sankranti festival rush, the South Central Railway (SCR) zone is going to run more than 30 special trains to ferry passengers from Hyderabad to multiple places in Andhra Pradesh from Saturday.
Officials informed, “In order to clear extra rush during Sankranti festival, SCR will run special trains between Hyderabad – Visakhapatnam – Hyderabad and Secunderabad – Tirupati”.
This train has been scheduled from Saturday to January 16. Similarly, the returning train, 07452, from Visakhapatnam to Hyderabad will run from Sunday to January 16.
The railway zone is also running 16 clone Sankranti specials between Secunderabad and Berhampur in Odisha.
These special trains will solve the major problems. Likewise, Sankranti time is renowned for choked traffic on the Hyderabad – Vijayawada highway, which leads to the major festival centres such as Bhimavaram and other villages in West Godavari district.
It remains to be seen how far the Coronavirus pandemic will affect the festival rush.