Prayagraj, January 7: As devotees get ready for the much awaited Kumbh Mela, Yogi Sarkar has left no stones unturned to ensure people safety and security. Availing help from the Indian Railways, in a latest, the North Central Railway has launched a mobile application for passengers that will help those arriving in Prayagraj for the Kumbh Mela starting from January 15 to navigate through the city and the mela grounds.
The 'Rail Kumbh Seva Mobile App' will also provide information regarding all the 'Mela special' trains that will be run during the period. Additionally, the app will provide a link to the user to buy both unreserved and reserved train tickets, public relation officer of NCR Amit Malviya said.
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Amit Malviya further added, "This app will provide critical and valuable information to the devotees, tourists and other passengers who will visit Allahabad during the Kumbh Mela period. The app is intended to place all this information on the fingertips of the users, thereby making it convenient for them to access it at any time and place.”
Through this app, the user will not only get to know their current location but will also be able to reach to all railway stations, the mela zone, major hotels, bus stations, and other facilities within Prayagraj city. It will also provide information about passenger amenities available at the stations -- parking lots, refreshment rooms, waiting rooms, book stall, food plaza, ATMs and train enquiry.
Ensuring to facilitate pilgrims arriving in large numbers during the Kumbh Mela in 2019, the railway has proposed running 800 special trains from various stations of Prayagraj district. These trains would be in addition to the regular trains run by the North Central Railway (NCR).
The railways planned to operate four to five special trains to ferry 5,000 Pravasi Bhartiyas from Prayagraj to New Delhi. They will be in Prayagraj to participate in the Kumbh Mela after attending the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas at Varanasi. The Pravasi Bhartiyas will be taken to New Delhi for Republic Day celebrations.