Garib Rath trains are here to stay? Why Indian Railways had to clarify about these AC train services


Garib Rath trains are here to stay? Why Indian Railways had to clarify about these AC train services

No proposal to discontinue Garib Rath train services on Indian Railways! Due to temporary shortage of coaches on Northern Railway zone, two pairs of Garib Rath trains namely, train number 12207/08 between Kathgodam and Jammu Tawi and train number 12209/10 between Kanpur and Kathgodam were temporarily operated as Express train services.

However, following protests over discontinuation of the two Garib Rath trains recently, Indian Railways announced that from 4 August 2019 onwards, the Garib Rath services on these two routes will be restored, according to a PTI report. At present, a total of 26 pairs of Garib Rath train services are being operated on Indian Railways’ network. These trains facilitate air-conditioned travel to passengers at fares which are lower than the normal AC-3 tier fares.

According to the report, the initiation of Mail or Express trains in these routes means that train fares would go up for passengers. For example, a Delhi-Bandra Garib Rath train ticket that cost Rs 1,050 will now be priced at around Rs 1,500 to Rs 1,600 in case of Express trains. Read More

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