Vijayawada, October 19 : Though Sankranti festival is over two months away, tickets for most trains connecting Telugu states from Hyderabad are either sold out or available with long waiting list running in hundreds. Seats are not available in Janmabhoomi, Eastcoast, Falaknuma, Visakha, Godavari, Garibrath, Nanded-Visakha, Duranto, Padmavathi, Satavahana, Venkatadri and other trains.
Even special trains also are insufficient, the passengers lamented.The railway officials said the Sankranti rush is more this year. At present they are scheduling special trains to Sabarimala and later special trains for Sankranti festival would be announced.
Passengers are eagerly waiting for the special trains and demanding the authorities to run more trains this time keeping in view of the heavy rush.