800 trains for Kumbh Mela


In order to facilitate ease of travel for tourists and pilgrims arriving at the Kumbh Mela, the Indian railways has planned 800 additional trains. The Indian railways has also planned to operate four to five special trains as ferries that will transport 5,000 Indians to New Delhi after the mela.

Colourful images of the Kumbh Mela and various other attractions from Allahabad will be seen on 1,400 different coaches travelling between the two cities. Four enclosures with vending stalls, water booths, ticket counters, separate toilets, LCD TVs and a public-address system have been built near the Allahabad Junction railway station to accommodate at least 10,000 pilgrims. CCTV cameras will provide for additional safety.