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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