13 June 2015 | Indore
Western Railway (WR) has charted out a plan to run 100 special trains to meet the demand of pilgrims attending the 2016 Simhastha Kumbh Mela in adjoining Ujjain district.
An official of WR public relations department said, “Apart from regular trains, WR will run 100 special trains during the 2016 Simhastha Kumbh Mela. During the 2004 Simhastha Kumbh Mela, the WR had run 80 special trains.”
He said that due to the Simhastha Kumbh Mela, the WR is in the process of developing infrastructure including overbridge for devotees at Ujjain station worth INR 27 crore.
A month-long mela will commence on April 22 next year and is expected to witness an influx of 5 crore devotees.