Special Trains for Durga Puja 2008 by Indian Railways

Eastern Railway of Indian Railways has announced special trains for Durga Puja festival in 2008. The Special Durga Puja trains are from Howrah, Delhi, Haridwar, New Jalpaiguri, Jaipur, Sealdah, Kathgodam, Malda Town.

This article is to provide some basic information on the special trains Durga Puja as found in press release of Indian Railway. Please use the train numbers to find the current information.Time and date mentioned is as per Indian standard time.

Following are the special runs announced by Eastern Railway for Durga Puja 2008:

Howrah Delhi (Bi-weekly) Super Fast Durga Puja 2008 Special Train

Howrah to Delhi (Train No. 0231) – on all Wednesday and Saturday in the month of October 2008. Will leave Howrah at 1315hrs and reach Delhi next day 1150 hrs. Stops at Howrah, Asansol, Dhanbad, Koderma, Gaya, Sasaram, Mughalsarai, Allahabad, Kanpur and Delhi.

Delhi to Howrah (Train No. 0232)on all Thursday and Sunday in the month of October 2008. Will leave Delhi at 1910hrs and reach Howrah next day 1705 hrs. Stops same as above.

Malda TownNew Delhi Weekly Express Durga Puja Special

Malda Town to New Delhi (Train No. 0249)on all Friday in the month of October 2008. Will leave Malda Town at 1300hrs and reach New Delhi next day at 1305hrs. Stops at Malda Town, Barharwa, Sahibganj, Bhagalpur, Jamalpur, Kiul, Mokama, Bakhtiyarpur, Patna, Danapur, Ara, Buxar, Mughalsarai, Allahabad, Kanpur, New Delhi.

New Delhi to Malda Town (Train No. 0250) on all Saturday in the month of October 2008. Will leave New Delhi at 2345 hrs and reach Malda Town next day at 0100hrs. Stops same as above.

Howrah – Haridwar Weekly Super Fast Express Durga Puja 2008 Special Train

Howrah to Haridwar (Train No. 0235)on all Thursday in the month of October 2008. Will leave Howrah at 1250hrs and reach Haridwar next day 1645 hrs. Stops at Howrah, Asansol, Madhupur, Jasidih, Jhajha, Kiul, Mokama, Patna, Buxar, Mughalsarai, Varanasi, Lucknow, Bareilly, Moradabad, Najibabad, Haridwar.

Haridwar to Howrah (Train No. 0236)on all Saturday in the month of October 2008. Will leave Haridwar at 1200hrs and reach Howrah next day 1500 hrs. Stops same as above.

Howrah – Jaipur Weekly Air Conditioned Super Fast Express Durga Puja Special Train

Howrah to Jaipur (Train No. 0285)on all Sunday in the month of October 2008. Will leave Howrah at 1515hrs and reach Jaipur next day at 1810 hrs. Stops at Howrah, Durgapur, Asansol, Dhandabad, Parasnath, Koderma, Gaya, Dehri-on-sone, Sasaram, Mughalsarai, Allahabad, Kanpur, Tundla, Agra Fort, Swai madhopur, Banasthali Niwai, Durgapura, Jaipur.

Jaipur to Howrah (Train No. 0286)on all Tuesday in the month of October 2008. Will leave Jaipur at 0850hrs and reach Howrah next day at 1305hrs. Stops same as above.

Howrah – New Jalpaiguri Weekly Super Fast Durga Puja 2008 Special Train

Howrah to New Jalpaiguri (Train No. 0257) – on all Saturday in the month of October 2008. Will leave Howrah at 2355hrs and reach New Jalpaiguri next day 1000 hrs. Stops at Howrah, Bolpur, Malda, Kishanganj, New Jalpaiguri.

New Jalpaiguri to Howrah (Train No. 0258)on all Sunday in the month of October 2008. Will leave New Jalpaiguri at 1850hrs and reach Howrah next day 0450 hrs. Stops same as above.

Howrah - New Jalpaiguri Weekly Air Conditioned Super Fast Durga Puja Special

Howrah to New Jalpaiguri (Train No. 0257A)on all Thursday in the month of October 2008. Will leave Howrah at 2355hrs and reach New Jalpaiguri next day 1000 hrs. Stops at Howrah, Bolpur, Malda, Kishanganj, New Jalpaiguri.

New Jalpaiguri to Howrah (Train No. 0258A) on all Friday in the month of October 2008. Will leave New Jalpaiguri at 1850hrs and reach Howrah next day 0450 hrs. Stops same as above.

Sealdah – New Jalpaiguri Weekly Super Fast Durga Puja Special

Sealdah to New Jalpaiguri (Train No. 0243)on all Tuesday in the month of October 2008. Will leave Sealdah at 2345hrs and reach New Jalpaiguri next day at 1000hrs. Stops at Sealdah, Bolpur, Malda, Kishanganj, New Jalpaiguri.

New Jalpaiguri to Sealdah (Train No. 0244)on all Wednesday in the month of October 2008. Will leave New Jalpaiguri at 1850hrs and reach Sealdah next day 0515hrs. Stops same as above.

Sealdah – Kathgodam Weekly Express Durga Puja Special

Sealdah to Kathgodam (Train No. 0363A)on all Saturday in the month of October 2008. Will leave Sealdah at 1345hrs and reach Kathgodam next day at 1510hrs. Stops at Sealdah, Durgapur, Asansol, Dhandabad, Parasnath, Koderma, Gaya, Dehri-on-sone, Sasaram, Mughalsarai, Varanasi, Sultanpur, Lucknow, Bareilly, Rampur, Kathgodam.

Kathgodam to Sealdah (Train No. 0364A)on all Sunday in the month of October 2008. Will leave Kathgodam at 1830hrs and reach Sealdah next day at 2115hrs. Stops same as above.

Other special trains during Durga Puja that was found in local newspapers are as follows:

Guwahati – Howrah Super Fast Durga Puja 2008 Special Train

Guwahati – Calcutta Super fast Puja trains (Train No 0218) will leave Guwahati at 9pm every Sunday and Thursday from September 28 to October 12. The trains will reach Calcutta the next day at 3pm.

Calcutta – Guwahati Super fast Puja special (Train No 0217) will leave Calcutta at 9.40pm every Monday and Friday from September 29 to October 13. It will reach Guwahati at 3.40pm the next day.

New Jalpaiguri – Sealdah Super Fast Durga Puja Special Train

New Jalpaiguri – Sealdah Super fast Puja special (Train No 0204) will start from New Jalpaiguri at 10am every Thursday from October 2 to 30 and reach Sealdah at 7.40pm the same day.

Sealdah – New Jalpaiguri special (Train No The 0203) will start from Sealdah at 9.05am every Sunday from October 5 to November 2 and reach New Jalpaiguri at 6.50pm the same day.

New Cooch Behar – Sealdah super fast special (Train No 0204A) will start from New Cooch Behar at 7.20am every Saturday from October 4.

Sealdah – New Coochbehar super fast special ( Train No 0203A) will start from Sealdah at 9.05am every Friday from October 3.

New Jalpaiguri – Howrah Super Fast Durga Puja Special Train

New Jalpaiguri – Howrah weekly (Train No: 0358A) air-conditioned super fast, running with Rajdhani Express rake, will start from New Jalpaiguri at 6.50pm every Friday from October 3.