Extras train services are to be put on in Delhi in order to cope with the increased numbers attending a festival.

People getting flights to Delhi in time to celebrate the Raksha Bandhan festivities may be pleased to hear that there will be an increase in the amount of trains that are running.

In anticipation of a large number of people descending on the city, the NCR rail service has announced that it will run an additional 200 services on Saturday August 13th 2011.

Each year, a large increase in the number of people using the services is seen as indiviuals travel to the city to visit their relatives, with many preferring to use the metro to beat the traffic.

“Trains will be run at peak-hour frequency from 08:00 to 20:30 local time on Saturday and over 15 trains which are normally withdrawn from lines during off peak hours will be kept in service,” said DMRC chief public relations officer Anuj Dayal.

Those on flights to Delhi with their family could be interested in taking part in the Raksha Bandhan events, as they involve the symbolic tying of a bracelet on the wrist of a brother by his sister to symbolise their relationship.

Written by Anthony Nicholson

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