Special Trains for Chhath Puja 2023

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Chhath Puja refers to one of the most popular four-day Hindu regional festivals in India. On this occasion, the devotees pay respect and express gratitude to the Sun god. During this festival, devotees go on a rigorous four-day fast, offer bhog to the deity, bathe in the holy river, and seek blessings. As the festival approaches, devotees across the country are going to their hometowns to partake in this sacred ritual. To accommodate this influx of travelers, Indian Railways has dedicated special trains for Chhath Puja 2023. Find out more details about them below. 

Special Trains for Diwali/Chhath Puja

Here is a list of specialist trains for Chhath Puja 2023

Railway Number of special trains Number of trips
Northern Railway(NR)34228
Central Railway (CR)14100
Eastern Railway (ER)842
Western Railway(WR)361262
Southern Railway(SR)1058
South Central Railway(SCR)58404
South Western Railway(SWR)1127
South Eastern Railway(SER)864
North Eastern Railway(NER)426
Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR)22241
North Western Railway(NWR)241208
Eastern Coast Railway Zone(EC0R)12308
Eastern Central Railway (ECR)42512
Total 2834480

Additional Safety Measures 

To ensure hassle-free and comfortable travel for passengers across India, Indian Railways has taken several other measures such as:

  • Officers will be deployed at major railway stations for smooth operations.
  • Trained staff will be employed at various locations to attend to any disruptions.
  • Additionally, numerous measures have been taken to ensure that all trains depart and arrive at their destination on time. 

Also Read: Chhath Puja 2023: Time, History, Significance

Northern Railways Special Trains

Here are a few more essential details about the Northern Railways Special Trains. 

Train noTrain nameDates Departure Arrival 
02250Patna-New Delhi-Rajdhani Festival Special10, 13, 15, and 17.11.2319.10hrs07.30hrs
02249Patna-New DelhiRajdhani Festival Special11,14,16, and 18.11.1209.10hrs21.00hrs
03575Asansol Jn – Anand Vihar Terminas Special Train27.10.23 and 03.11.202310:15hrs08:05

Western Railway Weekly Festival Special Train

Train noTrain nameDates Departure Arrival 
04717Bikaner-Valsad(Weekly Special)26.10.23 to 02.11.2315.00hrs10.50hrs
04718Valsad-Bikaner(Weekly Special)27.11.23 to 03.11.2313.00hrs09.00hrs
04714Bandra Terminus-BikanerWeekly Special10.11.23 to 29.12.2316.00hrs

Central Railway

Train noTrain nameDates Departure Arrival 
01209Amravati – Pune MEMU05.11.23 to 19.11.2312.40 hrs02.45 hrs
01211Badnera – Nashik MEMU 06.11.2023 to 19.11.202311.05 hrs19.40 hrs
01043LTT-Samastipur AC Weekly19.10.2023 to 30.11.2023 12.15 hrs21.15 hrs

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What are the 4 days of Chhath Puja 2023?

The four days of Chhath Puja 2023 start from 17 November 2023 to 20 November 2023. 

How long does Chhat Puja last?

Chhath Puja lasts for a total of four days. It starts on Kartik Shukla Chaturthi and ends on Kartik Shukla Saptami.

How many Vande Bharat trains are there in India in 2023?

As of September 2023, there are around 34 Vande Bharat Express trains in India. 

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