Indian Railways Update: IRCTC cancels over 150 trains on October 17. Check the full list HERE | Railway news | So Good News
Do you have a train to catch today? Then this is the news for you. Alert railway passengers, Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has decided to cancel over 150 trains on October 17. Railways have decided to cancel trains due to various reasons, including operational and maintenance work on rails. A total of 215 trains have been fully and partially cancelled, of which 159 trains have been fully cancelled, while 56 trains have been partially cancelled. Further, railway officials have decided to reschedule 24 trains and divert 18 trains. Passengers traveling today are asked to check the status of their trains before departing for their respective train journeys. Passengers can also check the status of trains via the NTES app.
The cancellation and other changes in train schedule will affect passengers traveling to and from cities like Pune, Lonand, Satara, Chhapra, Azimganj, Ramnagar, Gorakhpur, Moradabad, Hubli Jn., Pathankot, Ballia, Raipur, Lucknow, Varanasi, Sealdah, Sitapur and many more.
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Passengers who have booked tickets through the IRCTC website will be automatically canceled and a refund will be initiated in the user’s accounts. Meanwhile, those who have booked counters will have to visit the reservation counter to claim the refund.
Here is the complete list of IRCTC canceled trains on October 17:
Indian Railways tends to cancel train services every day due to various reasons which include work on trains, natural calamities and even derailment of trains. Passengers should therefore double check before embarking on their journey.
Indian Railways is the most preferred mode of transport as it is economical and makes passengers reach their destination on time with maximum comfort. According to railway officials, Indian Railways will start special train services for Diwali and Chhath Puja, as it did during Navratri and Durga Puja 2022, to handle the rush of passengers and provide travelers with the comfort of travel. However, Indian Railways has further increased the platform fares at several stations in South India.