Chhath Puja, one of the most popular festivals of Bihar is around the corner and major railway stations are witnessing a huge rush of passengers. This time of the year yields maximum rush as people can be seen packing themselves into train coaches.
Chhath Puja is an ancient Hindu festival and celebrated every year with full elation in in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand and in the eastern parts of the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Chhath puja is celebrated on the sixth day during the month of Kartik. This year it will be celebrated from 24th October to 27th October.
Special trains from Delhi, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir to Bihar, Jharkhand and UP
04409/04410 Old Delhi Junction – Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Katra – (Old Delhi Diwali Express Special) (NR)
The 04409 special train from Old Delhi Jn DLI to Sri Mata Vaishnodevi Katra SVDK will run on all Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays in October as well as in November.
Timetable: Departs DLI: 2110, UMB: 0100, LDH: 0340, JAT: 0945, arrives SVDK: 1130.
The 04410 festival special trains from Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Katra SVDK to Old Delhi Jn DLI will run on all Sundays, Thursdays, Saturdays in October and November 2017.
Timetable: Departs SVDK: 1330, JAT: 1605, LDH: 2150, UMB: 2355, arrives DLI: 0315.
Accommodation: 04 AC 2 tier, 08 AC 3 tier, 04 Sleeper Coaches, 02 EOGs (18 coaches).Route and Stoppages: Ambala Cantonment, Ludhiana Jn., Pathankot Cantonment, Jammu Tawi, Udhampur.
Diwali/Chhath Puja Special Trains Between Delhi and UP/Bihar 2017:
04414/04413 & 04422/04421 Delhi Anand Vihar Terminus – Lucknow – Delhi Anand Vihar Diwali Specials (NR)
04420/04419 Lucknow LKO – Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin – Lucknow Diwali AC Special (NR)
04414 Express & 04422 AC specials will depart from Delhi Anand Vihar Terminus ANVT to Lucknow LKO on every Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays in October 2017.
Timetable: Departs ANVT: 2105, arrives LKO: 0625.
04420 AC special will depart from Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin NZM on all Mondays in October.
Timetable: Departs NZM: 2050, arrives LKO: 0625.04413
Express & 04421 | 04419 AC specials will run from Lucknow LKO to Delhi Anand Vihar ANVT | Hazrat Nizamuddin NZM on all Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays in September, October 2017.
Timetable: Departs LKO: 1930 (Tu, W, Th, F), arrives ANVT: 0430 | NZM: 0445 (Fri).Route and Stoppages: Ghaziabad, Moradabad, Bareilly.
04414/04413: 01 AC 2 tier, 01 AC 3 tier, 06 Sleeper Coaches, 04 General Unreserved 02 SLRs (14 coaches).
04422/04421 & 04420/04419: 01 AC First Class, 05 AC 2 tier, 09 AC 3 tier, 02 EOGs (17 coaches).
04002/04001 Delhi Anand Vihar – Bhagalpur – Delhi Anand Vihar Diwali/Chhath Puja Special (NR)
04002 Chhath Puja special express from Delhi Anand Vihar Terminus ANVT to Patna PNBE and Bhagalpur BGP runs on Thursdays September 21, 28,
October 05, 12, 19, 26 2017. Timetable: Departs ANVT: 1655 (Thu), PNBE: 0605 (Fri), arrives BGP: 1045 (Fri).
04001 Chhath Puja special express from Bhagalpur BGP and Patna PNBE to Delhi Anand Vihar Terminus ANVT runs on Fridays September 22, 29, October
06, 13, 20, 27 2017. Schedule: Departs BGP: 1500 (Fri), PNBE: 2020, arrives ANVT: 0930 (Sat).
Accommodation: 05 AC 3 tier, 07 Sleeper Coaches, 04 Second Sitting, 02 EOGs (18 coaches).
Route and Stoppages: Kanpur, Allahabad, Mughalsarai, Buxar, Ara, Danapur, Patna Jn, Patna Rajendra Nagar Terminus, Mokama, Kiul.
04406/04405 Old Delhi Jn – Darbhanga – Old Delhi Biweekly Diwali AC Special (NR)
04406 Diwali AC special from Old Delhi DLI Jn to Darbhanga DBG Bihar will run on all Mondays, Thursdays in October. Schedule: Departs DLI: 1115 (M, Th),
LKO: 1850, GKP: 0015 (Tu, F), CPR: 0345, HJP: 0445, MFP: 0545, SPJ: 0650, arrives DBG: 0930 (Tu, F).
04405 Diwali AC special from Dharbhanga DBG Bihar to Old Delhi DLI will run on all Tuesdays, Fridays in September and October 2017. Timetable: Departs
DBG: 1200 (Tu, F), SPJ: 1320, MFP: 1435, HJP: 1535, GKP: 2035, GD: 2335, LKO: 0235 (W, Sa), arrives DLI: 1240 (W, Sa).
Composition: 05 AC 2 tier, 08 AC 2 tier, 02 EOG (15 coaches)
Route and Stoppages: Moradabad, Bareilly, Lucknow Charbagh NR, Gonda, Basti, Gorakhpur, Deoria Sadar, Siwan, Chhapra, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur, Samastipur.
04046/04045 Delhi Anand Vihar – Gorakhpur – Delhi Anand Vihar Diwali Express Special (NR)
04046 special train from Delhi Anand Vihar Terminus ANVT to Gorakhpur GKP will run on all Sundays in October 2017.
Timetable: Departs ANVT: 2000 (Sun), LKO: 0225 (Mon), arrives GKP: 0750 (Mon).
04045 special train from Gorakhpur GKP to Delhi Anand Vihar Terminal ANVT will run on all Mondays in September and October 2017. Timetable: Departs
GKP: 1035 (Mon), LKO: 1725, arrives ANVT: 0335 (Tue).
Accommodation: 04 AC 3 tier, 02 AC 2 tier, 08 Sleeper Coaches, 02 SLRs (16 coaches).
Route and Stoppages: Kanpur, Lucknow, Gonda, Basti
Diwali/Chhath Festival Special Trains Between Punjab/JK and UP/Bihar:
04974/04973 Firozpur – Darbhanga – Firozpur Chhath Puja Special Train (NR)04974 festival special from Firozpur FZR Punjab to Darbhanga DBG Bihar will run on all Tuesdays in October 2017.
Timetable: Departs FZR: 1900 (Tue), arrives DBG: 0345 (Thu).04973 festival special from Darbhanga DBG Bihar to Firozpur FZR Punjab runs on all Thursdays in September and October 2017.
Timetable: Departs DBG: 0730 (Thu), arrives FZR: 0625 (Fri).Composition: 10 Sleeper Class, 03 General Unreserved, 02 SLRs (15 coaches).Route and Stoppages: Faridkot, Kotkapura Jn., Bathinda Jn., Dhuri Jn., Patiala, Rajpura, Ambala Cantt., Jagadhari, Saharanpur, Moradabad, Bareilly, Shahjehanpur, Sitapur Cantt., Gonda, Gorakhpur, DeoriaSadar, Siwan Jn., Chhapra, Sonpur, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur, Samastipur.
04924/04923 Chandigarh – Gorakhpur – Chandigarh Holiday Special (NR)
04924 special train from Chandigarh CDG to Gorakhpur GKP will run on all Thursdays in October 2017.
Schedule: Departs CDG: 2315 (Thu), UMB: 0010 (Fri), SRE: 0155, MB: 0545, BE: 0710, LKO: 1130, GD: 1440, arrives GKP: 1730 (Fri).
04923 special train from Gorakhpur GKP to Chandigarh CDG will run on all Fridays in September and October 2017.
Schedule: Departs GKP: 2210 (Fri), GD: 0037 (Sat), LKO: 0330, BE: 0715, MB: 0900, SRE: 1205, UMB: 1325, arrives CDG: 1425 (Sat).
Composition: 01 AC First Class, 01 AC 2 tier, 02 AC 3 tier, 10 Sleepers, 01 Pantry Car, 03 Unreserved, 02 SLRs (20 coaches).
Route and Stoppages: Ambala Cantonment, Saharanpur, Moradabad, Bareilly, Lucknow Charbagh NR, Gonda.