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Holi Special Trains 2019: Planning to go home via train? Check out the schedule of these IRCTC special train

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 16 March 2019, 12:28 IST

The festival of colours, Holi is just approaching the country and the preparation for its celebrations has already begun. As people have started planning their holiday trips either to their home or to any tourist places.

In view of rush time, Indian Railways have introduced its special trains for the passengers which will help in minimising the heavy crowd problem during the festival seasons. Because festivals are the time when the family used to sit together, eat together and celebrate together.

So, to curb the heavy rush during festivities, IRCTC has come up with its new temporary special trains.

The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has introduced four trains from the capital, Delhi to several parts of the country. Due to the peak festival rush, IRCTC has released these trains that will run only during the Holi season and their tickets can be booked from the official website of Indian Railways as well.

 

 

Train from New Delhi:

Because of the festival, there is no seat availability in trains. In consideration of this, Indian Railways has introduced special trains so that people who haven’t get the reservation could get from these special trains and reach to their destination this festival season.

Northern Railways has started four new trains from New Delhi for passengers that will cover several stations.

Check out the list:

1. From Nizamuddin to Pune

The train has started on 12th March and will run till 26th March 2019. The train would leave from Nizamuddin every Tuesday at 9:35 pm and will reach Pune the next day at 9:25 pm.

Return Journey:

From Pune, it will be departed at 5:15 pm every Thursday and will reach Nizamuddin, the next morning at 5:35 am. The train will run in between 14th March to 28th March 2019.

Train stoppage:  Mathura, Kota, Ratlam, Vadodara, Surat, Vapi, Vasai Road, Kalyan and Lonavala.

2. From New Delhi to Barauni (Bihar):

It will start from 12th March and will run till 22nd March 2019. The train would leave from New Delhi Railway station every Tuesday and Friday at 7:25 pm. It will reach to Barauni Junction on the next day at 7:45 pm.

Return Journey:

While from Barauni, the train would leave only on Wednesday and Saturday at 9:35 pm and it will be available between 13th March and 23rd March 2019. The train would reach New Delhi station the next evening at 10:10 pm.

Train Stoppage: Muradabad, Bareily, Lucknow, Barabanki, Gonda, Basti, Gorakhpur, Devariya Sadar, Siwan, Chhapra, Hajipur, Muzzafarpur and Samastipur.

3. From Anand Vihar to Kamakhya:

This special train would a departure from Anand Vihar Railway Station every Wednesday at 11:45 pm and would reach Kamakhya station the next afternoon at 2:45 PM. The train would start from 13th March – 20th March 2019

Return Journey:

The train would leave from Kamakhya at 5:35 am every Saturday and will reach Anand Vihar at 6:15 pm the next day. It would run between 16th March and 23rd March 2019.

4. Anand Vihar to Patna

The train would start from 16th March to 23rd March 2019. The special train would leave from Anand Vihar Railway Station every Saturday at 12 AM and it will reach Patna station the next day in the evening at 6 PM.

Return Journey:

The running schedule for this route train will be from 16th March to 23rd March. The train would leave from Patna at 7:35 pm and will reach Anand Vihar Railway Station at 2:20 pm.

Train stoppage: Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Prayagraj, Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction (Mughalsarai), Buxar and Arrah.

Also read: IRCTC 2019 Holi Special Offer: Good news! IRCTC offers tatkal ticket booking facility this upcoming festival season

First published: 13 March 2019, 9:53 IST
 
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