IRCTC Run Special Trains For Chhath Puja from Delhi, UP to Bihar
Special trains have been announced around the festival of Chhath Puja, which is also celebrated by some Muslims.
The festival of Chhath puja is right around the corner, on 2 November, and there is already a rush to make arrangements to head home for the holidays. To clear the extra rush on the festival IRCTC has announced that several trains which will depart from Delhi and UP to Bihar.
The Indian Railway Department, led by Minister Piyush Goyal, has announced special trains for the different festivals in the months of October and November.
Chhath Puja 2019
Chhath Puja is being celebrated on 2 November and is historically native to Bihar. In India, people from Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and also some people from Nepal, celebrate this festival.
The Sun God is worshipped in this festival. Performing Chhath Puja brings happiness, peace and prosperity in the family. According to religious beliefs, Chhath is considered the sister of the Sun God.
Chhath doesn't include any symbol of worship. While this is a Hindu festival, there are some Muslims who celebrate it across north Indian states as well.
Indian Railways Special Trains Announced On Chhath Puja 2019
- Anand Vihar Terminal-Jogbani Suvidha Special
This special train named Anand Vihar Terminal-Jogbani Suvidha Special 82416 will depart from Anand Vihar on 31 October at 11:45 pm and will reach Jogbani at 5:20 am on the third day.
During its return, it will depart from Jogbani at 9:00 am on 11 November and will reach Anand Vihar Terminal at 4:05 pm.
- Anand Vihar Terminal-Bhagalpur Special train
This special weekly train named Anand Vihar Terminal-Bhagalpur Special train(04090) will depart from Anand Vihar Terminal on 1 November at 12:45 pm and will reach Bhagalpur at 10:10 am on the next day. In return, it will depart from Bhagalpur on 2 November at 11:30 am to reach Anand Vihar Terminal at 1:15 pm on the next day.
- Varanasi-Bhatinda Special
Varanasi Bhatinda Special (04997) will start running from 7 October till 4 November. This train will run on all Mondays at 9:20 pm and will reach Bhatinda at 7:15 am. This train will only have one stop, in Lucknow at 2 pm.
- Lucknow-Hazratganj Nizamuddin Special
Lucknow Hazratganj Nizamuddin Special (04419) will start 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 start its run from 8 October till 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-New Delhi Special
Varanasi-New Delhi Special (04073) will run on 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.
- Gorakhpur-Anand Vihar Terminal Special
Gorakhpur-Anand Vihar Terminal Special (04045) will start 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.
- Lucknow-Nangal Dam Special
Lucknow-Nangal Dam Special (04501) will start its run from 8 October till 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-Chandigarh Special
Gorakhpur-Chandigarh Special (04923) will run 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
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