Keeping in mind the rush of passengers on festivals, Indian Railways has taken a big decision. Railways has extended the operation of Festive Special Trains by three months. This means festive special trains will run for three more months. The time table and stoppages of these trains will remain the same as before. Due to this decision of the railways, passengers going home on festivals do not have the problem of tickets. They can easily get confirmed tickets on the train.
Booking of tickets for these special trains has started from today. Travelers can book tickets through the IRCTC website and online PRS counters, the railway’s online ticketing service. Eastern Railway has increased the operation of these trains.
SPECIAL TRAIN TO RUN BETWEEN HOWRAH & KATIHAR JN pic.twitter.com/KAJHShUY3A
— Eastern Railway (@EasternRailway) March 17, 2021
These nine festive special trains will continue to run
>> Train number 02323 – Howrah-Barmer Special Train – Runs on Friday. It will now run till 25 June 2021.
>> Train number 02331- Howrah-Jammu Tawi Special train – Runs on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Now it will run till 29 June 2021.
>> Train number 02343 – Sealdah-New Jalpaiguri Special train (Sealdah-New Jal-paiguri Special) – Runs daily. Now this train will run till 30 June 2021.
>> Train number 03021 – Howrah-Raxaul Special – Runs daily. Now it will run till 30 June 2021.
>> Train number 03019- Howrah-Kathgodam Special – Runs daily. It will now run till 30 June 2021.
>> Train number 03141- Sealdah-New Alipurduar Special – Runs daily and now this train will run till 30 June 2021.
>> Train number 03173- Sealdah-Agartala Special – Runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Now this train will run till 29 June 2021.
>> Train number 03175- Sealdah-Silchar Special – Runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. It will now run till 30 June 2021.
>> Train number 03185- Sealdah-Jaynagar Special – Runs daily and now it will run till 30 June 2021.
Special charge will have to be paid
To travel in these festive special trains, passengers will have to pay a special charge. That is, a special charge will be charged on the ticket. No discount will be available on ticket booking for these special trains. This special train will run for full reserved trains.