In order to clear festival rush of passengers, the Northern Railway will run special trains to various destinations including Patna, Darbhanga and Saharsa in Bihar 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, Patna and Samastipur stations en route in both the directions.
The Anand Vihar-Patna 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 Patna at 2 PM the next day.
In the return direction, it will depart from Patna 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.