Railways boosts train services ahead of Saraswati Puja, Maha Shivratri, Holi

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.

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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. 

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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:


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:

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:

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