Special Trains to Gangasagar Mela 2016.. The Eastern Railway will run special trains to Gangasagar Mela which is held in January 2016 during Makar Sankranti at Sagar Island where the holy river Ganga connects with the Bay of Bengal.
To cope with the anticipated rush of passengers during Gangasagar Mela-2016, Eastern Railway has planned to run seven galloping EMU Mela special trains on Sealdah-Lakshmikantapur-Namkhana section for five days from January 12.
On Sealdah-Namkhana section two Up and three Down, on Namkhana-Lakshmikantapur section one Up, and on Lakshmikantapur-Sealdah section one Up EMU locals will ply from January 12 to 16, an Eastern Railway statement here today said.
In addition to these special trains, 34981 Up Kakdwip-Lakshmikantapur local will be extended upto Sealdah (South) station as galloping mela special on January 14 and 15.
The 34923 and 30711 Namkhana-Majerhat local via Ballygunge will be extended to Sealdah (South) on January 15, 2016.
The 30414 Down Sealdah (South)-B B D Bag local will be extended upto Kolkata station on January 12-14 and one Kolkata-Namkhana Passenger special train via Majerhat and Ballygunge will run on same days.
The 30413 Up BBD Bag-Sealdah (South) local will be cancelled on January 12, 13 and 14, the statement added.UNI BM AD SW 1751.