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NR to press special trains for Bihar to clear 'Chhat' rush

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

In order to clear festival rush of passengers, the Northern Railway will run special trains to various destinations including Patna, Darbhanga and Saharsa in this month.

The Anand Vihar-Patna-Anand Vihar Jansadharan Express Special, Anand Vihar-Saharsa-Anand Vihar Jansadharan Express, Anand Vihar-Jay Nagar-Anand Vihar Jansadharan Express and Sirhind-Saharsa-Ambala unreserved Express will be pressed into service to clear the 'Chhat' rush.


A superfast express train Anand Vihar-Darbhanga-Anand Vihar will also be operational to clear the extra passengers during the festival period, the Northern Railway said in a statement today.

The Anand Vihar-Darbhanga superfast bi-weekly Express Special train will depart from Anand Vihar from October 19 till December 12 on every Wednesday and Saturday at 1.45 PM to reach Darbhanga at 8 AM the next day.

In the return direction, the train will depart from Darbhanga from October 20 till November 13 on every Thursday and Sunday at 3.15 PM to reach Anand Vihar at 11.50 AM the next day.

Comprising two AC-II coaches, three AC-III coaches, 16 sleeper class and two second class-cum-luggage van coaches, the train will halt at Kanpur, Allahabad, Mughalsarai, and Samastipur stations en route in both the directions.

The Anand Vihar-Jansadharan Express Special train will depart from Anand Vihar on October 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31 and on November 3, 5 and 7 at 11 PM to reach at 2 PM the next day.

In the return direction, it will depart from on October 21, 23, 25, 28, 30, November 1, 4, 6 and 8 at 4 PM to reach Anand Vihar at 7 AM the next day.

With 16 general class and two second class-cum-luggage van coaches, the train will halt at Kanpur, Allahabad and Mughalsarai stations en route in both the directions.
The Anand Vihar-Saharsa Jansadharan Express Special train will depart from Anand Vihar on October 21, 28 and November 4 at 11 PM to reach Saharsa at 9 PM the next day.

In the return direction, it will depart from Saharsa on October 24, 31 and November 7 at 8.30 AM to reach Anand Vihar at 7 AM the next day, the statement said.

With 16 general class and two second class-cum-luggage van coaches, the train is scheduled for halt at Kanpur, Allahabad, Mughalsarai, Patna, Barauni, Begusarai and Khagaria stations en route in both the directions.

The Anand Vihar-Jay Nagar Jansadharan Express Special will depart from Anand Vihar on October 19, 23, 26, 30, November 2, 6 and 9 at 11 PM to reach Jay Nagar at 9 PM the next day.

In the return direction, it will depart from Jay Nagar on October 22, 26, 29 and November 2, 5, 9 and 12 at 9.30 AM to reach Anand Vihar at 7 AM the next day, it added.

With 16 general class and two second class-cum-luggage van coaches, the train will halt at Kanpur, Allahabad, Mughalsarai, Patna, Barauni, Samastipur and Darbhanga stations en route in both the directions.

Another train pressed into service during the festive season -- the Sirhind-Saharsa Express Special (unreserved) -- will run between Sirhind, Saharasa and Ambala Cantt railway stations on a weekly basis.

With 16 general class and two second class-cum-luggage van coaches, it stop at Rajpura, Ambala Cantt, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Panipat, Sonipat, Narela, Old Delhi, Kanpur, Allahabad, Mughalsarai, Patna, Barauni, Begusarai and Khagaria stations, according to the statement.

First Published: Mon, October 17 2016. 20:32 IST
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