Gearing up the festive celebration and for the convenience of the rail passengers, like every year, this time too Government has arranged special train for Diwali, Chhath Puja, and Durga Pooja 2018-2017. The Indian Railway will introduce this train service to clear the extra rush during these festivals. The number is close to 4,000. Passengers will have to pay around 30% extra charge than usual fare to buy a ticket.
Adding to this, extra coaches will be added in 306 existing train to accommodate more passengers. This number goes about 9,500 and the special service is available for Kolkata, Patna, Mumbai, and Ahmedabad route.
The special train service has already started from September 15 onwards and will continue until October 30. You can buy tickets from IRCTC and order food on the train as well. This definitely is a major hope for people traveling a long distance to meet their dear ones during the festival. Let’s find out more details on the service.
Special Train for Diwali 2017
Eastern Railway Diwali Special Trains 2017
02263/02264 Sealdah – Ajmer – Sealdah weekly special
02265/02266 Sealdah – Anand Vihar – Sealdah weekly special
03043/03044 Howrah – Raxaul – Asansol weekly special
03135/03136 Kolkata – Chhapra – Asansol weekly special
03511/03512 Asansol – Patna – Asansol weekly special
03427/03428 Malda Town – Haridwar – Malda Town weekly special
04205/04206 Kolkata – Lucknow – Kolkata weekly special
03051/03052 Howrah – Jammu Tawi – Howrah weekly special
Northern Railway Special Trains List
04416/04415 New Delhi-Haridwar-NewDelhi Tri-Weekly Express A.C.Special Train (54 trips)
04422/04421 Anand Vihar Terminal –Lucknow- Anand Vihar Terminal Weekly AC Express Special Train (18 Trips)
04420/04419 Hazrat Nizamuddin-Lucknow-Hazrat Nizamuddin Weekly AC Express Special Train (18 Trips)
04046/04045 Anand Vihar Terminal- Gorakhpur- Anand Vihar Terminal Weekly Express Special Train (18 trips)
04974/04973 Firozpur- Darbhanga- Firozpur Weekly express Special train( 18 Trips)
04424/04423 Anand Vihar Terminal- Saharsa- Anand Vihar Terminal Bi-Weekly Express Special Train (34 trips)
04409/04410 Delhi Jn. – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra – Delhi Jn. Tri-Weekly Special train ( 52 trips)
04414/04413 Anand Vihar Terminal-Lucknow-Anand Vihar Terminal Bi-Weekly Express Special Train (34 Trips)
04206/04205 Lucknow-Kolkata-Lucknow Weekly Express Special( 18 trips)
04044/04043 Anand Vihar Terminal- Gaya- Anand Vihar Terminal Weekly Express Special Train (16 trips)
04924/04923 Chandigarh-Gorakhpur-Chandigarh Weekly Special(16 Trips)
04042/04041 Anand Vihar Terminal-Jay Nagar- Anand Vihar Terminal Bi-Weekly Express Special ( 34 Trips)
04418/04417 Hazrat Nizamuddin-Pune- Hazrat Nizamuddin Weekly AC Express Special Train
04426/04425 Hazrat Nizamuddin –Kochhivelli- Hazrat Nizamuddin Weekly Superfast AC Express Special
04408/04407 Hazrat Nizamuddin-Durg- Hazrat Nizamuddin Weekly AC Superfast Express Special Train
04406/04405 Delhi-Darbhanga- Delhi Bi-Weekly AC Express Special Train
04404/04403 New Delhi-Barauni-New Delhi Bi-Weekly AC Express Special Train
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Special Train for Chhath Puja 2017
Chhat Puja will be celebrated on 26th October. The day is inclusive of when the special train service for Diwali is available. Therefore, you can find train a suitable from the above list to travel.
Special Train for Durga Pooja 2017
As already mentioned the festival special trains are available from 15th September to 30th October, this includes the Durga Pooja days. Therefore, you can travel via the same trains.
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