Ludhiana: Due to the heavy rush in the trains the reservation of trains is running packed to capacity and this is taking place because of the onset of summer vacations. The passengers have started rushing to Ludhiana railway station for getting their tickets booked for different destinations to enjoy holidays with their families. But the apathy is that maximum passengers are not getting their confirmed tickets due to long waiting lists for more than ninety percent trains on all the routes. Watching the heavy rush in the trains, soon special summer vacations trains would run at local station.
The main trains which are running packed to capacity include Shatabdi Express, Super Fast, Dadar Express, Jammu-Tavi- Hapa Express, Jan Shatabdi Express, Janta Rath, Daddar Express, Puja Express, Nanded Express etc. Most of the people travel to different cities in the summer vacations for relaxation and to get change from the daily struggling life. The commuters, who had done their advance booking well on time now have an easy access to board the train to varied destinations. Moreover maximum passengers are looking for the other alternatives like approaching railway officials with quota or running after the touts to get tickets confined which have long waiting lists.
Harsh Jindal, an advocate said, “I got married in the last week of April and decided to travel to Mumbai in the mid of the June. But due to summer vacations, the tickets are not available as most of the travelers have booked them in advance and even waiting lists contain a long list. Now, we have to travel by road only, as we are not having the tickets under any quota also, in any train.” The Station Superintendent at the railway station, Ludhiana, Ashok Kumar said, “It is the most busiest time of the year for us as, due to the summer vacations most of the people travel here and there during these days.”
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