IRCTC announces Diwali and Chhath Puja Special trains
New Delhi, October 10: As the festival season began the rush across the country to reach home for holidays has also gone up multifold.
To spend the festive season with their families and loved ones people are travelling far and wide. Railways operative wing IRCTC has announced special trains to facilitate passengers for the Diwali and Chhath Puja.
Diwali will be celebrated between October 26 and 27th. Chhath Puja which is mainly celebrated in Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and UP will fall on November 2nd, 2019.
Trains announed for the festive season
Lucknow-Hazratganj Nizamuddin Special
Lucknow Hazratganj Nizamuddin Special (04419) will be running between 10 October to 7 November. This train will run on Thursday only in the evening from Lucknow at 7:05 pm and will reach Hazratganj Nizamuddin the next morning at 5:30 am.
Lucknow-Anand Vihar Terminal Special
Lucknow-Anand Vihar Terminal Special (04421) will be running between 8 October to 5 November. This train will run only on Tuesdays, departing from Lucknow at 7:05 pm and will reach Anand Vihar Terminal next morning at 5:15 am.
Varanasi Bhatinda Special (04997) will be running between 7 October to 4 November. This train will run on all Mondays at 9:20 pm and will reach Bhatinda at 7:15 am. This train will have only one stop, in Lucknow at 2 pm.
Gorakhpur-Chandigarh Special (04923) will be running between 4 October to 1 November. This train will only run on Fridays from Gorakhpur at 10:10 pm and will reach Chandigarh at 2:25 pm. It will make a stop at Lucknow at 3:10 am.
Varanasi-New Delhi Special
Varanasi-New Delhi Special (04073) will be running between 24, 27, 30 October and 2 November from Varanasi at 9:50 am and will reach New Delhi at 1:45 am next day. It will make a stop at Charbagh at 4:05 pm.
Lucknow-Nangal Dam Special
Lucknow-Nangal Dam Special (04501) will be running between 8 October to 5 November. This train will run every Tuesday from Lucknow at 9:30 pm and will reach Nangal Dam at 1:00 pm the next afternoon.
Gorakhpur-Anand Vihar Terminal Special
Gorakhpur-Anand Vihar Terminal Special (04045) will be running between 27 October to 3 November. This train will only run on Sunday from Gorakhpur at 5:25 pm and will reach Anand Vihar Terminal at 7:15 am. It will make a stop in Lucknow at 10:25 pm.
All these special trains will run as special trains on special charges and no concessional bookings will be allowed on these trains.
The special trains will have air-conditioned, Sleeper and general second class compartments.
The booking for these trains has already begun.