The Indian Railways in Monday cancelled more than 400 trains ahead of Holi, with most of them from the Eastern Railway zone.
People from Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh are particularly affected by this, as they consider trains to be the most convenient form of transportation.
According to railways, some trains coming from Barauni to New Delhi, from Howrah Junction to Jabalpur, from Lucknow to Patliputra, the Humsafar Express from Anand Vihar terminal to Gorakhpur and the Jharkhand express coming from Hatia to Anand Vihar Terminal have been cancelled.
Similarly trains between Gorakhpur and Chapra, the Superfast Express between Chandigarh and Amritsar, the Kumbh Express between Howrah and Dehradun, and the Mahabodhi Express between New Delhi and Gaya, among others, have all been cancelled.
This decision has affected the rail traffic in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and west Bengal.
Many long distance trains to and from Panjab and New Delhi have also been cancelled.
As per the Indian Railways, 354 trains have been completely cancelled, 53 trains have been partially cancelled, 25 trains have been rescheduled and the route of 49 trains has been diverted.