Finding transportation back home during festival time is a pain, especially from a city like Delhi. The trains are over cramped, the buses crowded while the flight tickets sky-rocket. Which is why IRCTC (Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation ) has decided to introduce four special trains that run to several cities from Delhi.
The Trains and the Routes
IRCTC has introduced four trains that go on various routes connecting several major cities in the country. These special trains will run only during the Holi time and you can bookthe tickets from the official site. Indian Railways Since, most trains from the city are already booked and full, these trains will ensure that you get to celebrate the festival of colours with your family:
1. New Delhi to Barauni (Bihar)
This train will run from New Delhi and would stop at Muradabad, Bareily, Lucknow, Barabanki, Gonda, Basti, Gorakhpur, Devariya, Siwan, Chhapra, Hajipur, Muzzafarpur and Samastipur, terminating at Barauni.
The train would leave every Tuesday and Friday between 12th March and 22nd March, from New Delhi Railway Station at 7:25 PM, reaching Barauni Junction the next day at 7:45 PM.
From Barauni, The same train will start from Barauni Junction at 9:35 PM every Wednesday and Saturday between 13th March and 23rd March. It will reach New Delhi the very next evening at 10:10 PM.
2. Anand Vihar to Patna
Starting from Anand Vihar Railway Station the train will stop at Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Prayagraj, Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction (Mughalsarai), Buxar and Arrah, terminating at Patna.
The train would run from Anand Vihar Railway Station in Delhi between
16th March and 23rd March, every Saturday at 12 AM, reaching Patna station at 6 PM the next day in evening.
The same train will leave from Patna at 7:35 PM between 16th March and 23rd March, every Saturday reaching Anand Vihar at 2:20 PM the next afternoon.
3. Nizamuddin to Pune
The train will start from Nizamuddin Railway Station and will stop at Mathura, Kota, Ratlam, Vadodara, Surat, Vapi, Vasai Road, Kalyan and Lonavala, terminating at Pune.
The train would from Nizammudin, every Tuesday at 9:35 PM between 12th March and 26th March reaching Pune Railways Station the next day at 9:25 PM.
The same train will leave for Delhi every Thursday, between 14th March and 28th March. Starting from the Pune station at 5:15 AM in the morning and reaching Nizamuddin the next day at 5:35 AM in the morning.
4. Anand Vihar to Kamakhya
The train will start from Anand Vihar at 11:45 PM every Wednesday, between 13th March and 20th March, reaching Kamakhya station, Guwahati the next afternoon at 2:45 PM.
The same train will be leave Kamakhya station at 5:35 AM every Saturday between 16th March and 23rd March reaching Anand Vihar at 6:15 PM the next evening .