Major festivals like Saraswati Puja, Magha Purnima, Holi, Maha Shivratri and Gangaur are coming up. In the days leading up to these events, many Indians choose to take a train home to meet their loved ones.
To make this journey easier, passengers can now pick from multiple long-distance services announced by the Indian Railways—all of which are bookable on ixigo.
Pay ZERO service charge on your first train booking:
Here’s a quick look:
Dibrugarh–New Delhi–Dibrugarh Rajdhani to run 5 days a week
The premier train connecting the national capital to Assam has decided to increase its trip frequency:
> Train no. 02503 will leave Dibrugarh from February 16 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays
> Train no. 02504 will leave New Delhi from February 19 on Fridays, Saturdays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Earlier, the service ran only once a week.
Because of this change, the timings of train no. 01666 (DN Agartala – Habibganj weekly special train) have been revised. You can see updated details for both services here:
Increase in frequency of the 02503 / 02504 Dibrugarh – New Delhi – Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express and changes in timings of the 01666 Agartala – Habibganj weekly passenger special @RailMinIndia pic.twitter.com/kCp93CheMM
— Northeast Frontier Railway (@RailNf) February 3, 2021
More special trains coming up!
Three weekly services and one tri-weekly service announced by the Indian Railways have their first journey dates arriving soon. Here’s the full list:
Mumbai–Asansol weekly special
Train no. 02362/02361 will connect these cities in Maharashtra and West Bengal starting from February 7. See the schedule and important stoppages here:
Running of Mumbai-Asansol weekly special train. pic.twitter.com/6nLDTNZMiH
— Central Railway (@Central_Railway) February 2, 2021
Ranchi–New Delhi–Ranchi tri-weekly special
> Train no. 02847 (Ranchi–New Delhi Special) will leave Ranchi on every Monday, Tuesday and Friday starting from February 5 (today) at 4.25 pm.
> Train no. 02848 (New Delhi–Ranchi Special) will leave New Delhi on every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday starting from February 7 at 4.10 pm.
This service will run as per the revised timings of train no.s 12877/12878 (Ranchi–New Delhi–Ranchi Garib Rath Express).
Malda Town–Surat weekly special
> Train no. 03425 will run every Saturday starting February 6 as per the timing of train no. 13425 (Malda Town–Surat Express) until further notice.
> Train no. 03426 will run every Monday starting February 8 as per the timing of train no. 13426 (Surat–Malda Town Express) until further notice.
Pune–Habibganj Humsafar special
The Central Railway will operate the following weekly service:
> Train no. 02151 (Pune–Habibganj) will depart at 3.15 pm every Sunday from February 7 until further notice. It will arrive in Habibganj at 4.45 am the next day.
> Train no. 02152 (Habibganj–Pune) will depart at 3.50 pm on every Saturday starting February 6 until further notice. It will reach Pune by 6.25 am the next day.
Southern Railway: major tri-weekly special extended
Train no.s 06517/06518 connecting the KSR Bengaluru and Mangalore Central stations have been extended on these dates:
— Southern Railway (@GMSRailway) February 4, 2021
Advance reservations opened today—tap for a quick booking on ixigo!
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