Eastern Zone Durga Puja/Diwali Specials 2013 (Excluding Kolkata)

These are the details of Deepawali/Durga Puja/Dussehra (Dasara) festival and holiday special trains run by Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), Eastern Coastal Railway (ECoR) and Eastern Railway (ER), which are the eastern zones of Indian Railways. These trains do not include those which originate/depart from Kolkata. These trains run from Assam to the other end of the country and from Orissa to New Delhi and Bangalore. This includes several AC specials. All trains run in October and November 2013 and booking is open for all of these. For Puja Special trains originating/terminating at Kolkata, click here.

NORTHEASTERN SECTOR

02235/02236 Guwahati- New Delhi- Guwahati Diwali Superfast Special (NFR)

(via Barauni, Lucknow, Bareilly) Timetable and Days of Operation

  • 02235 Weekly Superfast Special train will leave from Guwahati GHY to New Delhi NDLS at 0555 on Wednesdays October 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 13, 20, 27 2013. Timings: NJP: 1215, KIR: 1605, CPR: 2155, BSB: 0140 (Thu), LKO: 0700, MB: 1257, arrives NDLS at 1615 (Thu).
  • 02236 Weekly Superfast Special train will leave from New Delhi NDLS to Guwahati GHY at 0930 on Fridays October 18, 25 and November 8, 15, 22, 29 2013. Timings: MB: 1217, LKO: 1735, BSB: 2225, CPR: 0200 (Sat), KIR: 0845, NJP: 1205, arrives GHY at 1900 (Fri)

Composition: FOUR AC 2 Tier, 03 AC 3 Tier,03 Sleeper Coaches, 02 General Unreserved, 02 SLRs (14 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Rangiya, New Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, New Alipurdwar, New Coochbehar, New Jalpaiguri, Kishanganj, Katihar, Begusarai, Barauni, Hajipur, Chhapra, Balia, Varanasi, Lucknow, Bareilly, Moradabad.

05903/05904 Dibrugarh – Chandigarh–Dibrugarh Weekly Diwali Special (NFR)

Timetable and Days of Operation:

  • 05903 Diwali weekly special will leave from Dibrugarh DBRG Assam to Chandigarh Punjab/Haryana at 0840 on Fridays  2013 October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 2013.
    Timings:
     NTSK: 0955, DMV: 1440, GHY: 2000, NJP: 0355 (Sat), BJU: 1100, CPR: 1545, GKP: 1945, LKO: 0200 (Sun), MB: 0745, UMB: 1210, reaches Chandigarh at 1310 (Sun).
  • 05904 Diwali weekly special will leave from Chandigarh CDG Punjab/Haryana to Dibrugarh Assam at 2315 o­n Sundays  2013 October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, 24 and December 2 2013.
    Timings:
    UMB: 0015 (Mon), MB: 0540, LKO: 1130, GKP: 1745, CPR: 2115, BJU: 0220 (Tue), NJP: 1030, GHY: 1845, DMV: 2343, NTSK: 0500 (Fri), reaches Dibrugarh at 0615 (Fri).

Composition: 01 AC 2 tier, 01 AC 3 tier, 09 Sleeper Coaches, 04 General Second Class, 02 SLRDs (16 coaches)

Route and Stoppages: New Tinsukia, Simalugarhi, Mariyani, Furkating, Dimapur, Diphu, Lumding, Guwahati, Rangiya, New Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, New Alipurduar, New Cooch Behar, New Jalpaiguri, Kishanganj, Katihar, Nauguchia, Khagaria, Barauni, Samastipur, Muzaffarpur, Hajipur, Sonepur, Chhapra, Siwan, Deoria Sadar, Gorakhpur, Gonda, Lucknow, Bareilly, Moradabad, Saharanpur, Ambala.

05653/05652 Guwahati – Varanasi – Guwahati Weekly Puja/Diwali Special Express (NFR)

Timetable and Days of Operation:

  • 05953 Puja/Diwali weekly Special will leave from Guwahati GHY Assam to Varanasi UP  at 1645 o­n all Saturdays in October (5, 12, 19, 26) and November (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) 2013.
    Timings:
     NBQ: 2025, NJP: 0120 (Sun), KIR: 0540, PNBE: 1330, MGS: 1817, arrives BSB at 1905 (Sun).
  • 05652 Puja/Diwali weekly Special will leave from Varanasi UP to Guwahati Assam at 2105 o­n all Sundays in October (6, 13, 20, 27) and November (3, 10, 17, 24) 2013.
    Timings:
     MGS: 2225, PNBE: 0150 (Mon), KIR: 1030, NJP: 1405, NBQ: 1915, arrives GHY at 2210 (Mon).

Composition: ONE AC 2 tier, 02 AC 3 tier, 12 Sleepers, 06 General Second Class, 02 SLRDs (23 coaches)

Route and Stoppages: Kamkhya, Rangiya, Barpeta Road, New Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, New Alipurduar, New Cooch Behar, Dhupguri, New Jalpaiguri, Kishanganj, Barsoi, Katihar, Nauguchia, Khagaria, Begusarai, Mokama, Bhaktiyarpur, Patna, Danapur, Ara, Buxar, Mughalsarai.

05609/05610 Guwahati – Gorakhpur – Guwahati Puja/Diwali Special (NFR)

Timetable and Days of Operation

  • 05609 Puja/Diwali/Dussehra Special train will leave from Guwahati GHY Assam to Gorakhpur GKP at 2100 on all Fridays in October and November 2013 (except Oct 4).
    Timings: NJP: 0420 (Sat), KIR: 0915, BJU: 1320, HJP: 1515, CPR: 1700, THE: 1835, arrives at Gorakhpur at 2135 (Sat).
  • 05610 Puja/Diwali/Dussehra Special train will leave from Gorakhpur GKP UP to Guwahati GHY Assam at 2330 on all Saturdays in October and November 2013 (Except Oct 5).
    Timings: CPJ: 0015 (Sun), CPR: 0430, BJU: 0735, KIR: 1140, NJP: 1520, NBQ: 2015, arrives at Guwahati at 2330 (Sun).

Composition: ONE AC 2 tier, 04 AC 3 tier, 13 Sleeper Class Coaches, 02 General Second, 02 SLRs (22 coaches)

Route and Stoppages: Kamakhya, Goalpara Town, New Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar: New Alipurduar, New Cooch Behar, Dhupguri, New Jalpaiguri, Kishanganj, Barsoi, Katihar, Naugachia, Khagaria, Barauni, Hajipur, Sonpur, Chhapra, Siwan, Thawe, Tamukhi Road, Padrauna, Kaptanganj.

02508/02509 Kamakhya – Chennai – Kamakhya Weekly Superfast Diwali/Puja Special (NFR)

Timetable and Days of Operation:

  • 02508 Puja/Deepawali weekly Superfast special train will leave from Guwahati Kamakhya KYQ Assam to Chennai Central MAS TN at 1400 on all Mondays from September 9 to November 25 2013.
    Timings: NBQ: 1710, NJP: 2200,MLDT: 0215 (Tue), DGR: 0805, ASN: 0925, HIJ: 1302, BBS: 1718, VSKP: 0150 (Wed), BZA: 0740, arrives MAS at 1455 (Wed).
  • 02509 Pujo/Deepawali weekly Superfast Special train will leave from Chennai Central MAS Tamil Nadu to Guwahati Kamakhya KYQ Assam at 1100 on all Thursdays in September, October and November 2013 (except Sep 5).
    Timings: BZA: 1755, VSKP: 0030 (Fri), BBS: 0735, HIJ: 1217, ASN: 1625, DGR: 1752, MLDT: 2335, NJP: 0340 (Sat), NBQ: 0845, arrives KYQ at 1230 (Sat).

Composition: ONE AC 2 tier, 01 AC 3 tier, 07 Sleeper Class Coaches, 04 General UR, 02 SLRDs. (15 Coaches)

Route and Stoppages: Rangiya, Barpeta Road, New Bongaigaon, New Alipurdaur, New Cooch Behar, New Jalpaiguri, Kishanganj, Barsoi Jn, Malda Town, Rampurhat, Durgapur, Asansol, Adra, Bankura, Midnapur, Hijili, Balasore, Cuttack, Bhubneshwar, Khurda Road, Brahmapur, Vizianagaram, Vishakhapatnam, Duvvada, Vijayawada, New Guntur.

06336/06335 Trivandrum Kochuveli – Dibrugarh – Kochuveli Fortnightly Specials (SR)

  • 06336 Puja/Diwali special train will leave from Trivandrum Kochuveli KCVL Kerala to Dibrugarh DBRG Assam at 2015 on alternate Tuesdays October 8, 22 and November 5 2013.
    Timings: ERN: 0025 (Wed), PGT: 0340, SA: 0800, MAS: 1345, BZA: 2055, VSKP: 0400 (Thu), BBS: 1105, HIJ: 1530, ASN: 1950, MLDT: 0350 (Fri), NJP: 0845, APDJ: 1400, GHY: 2050, DMV: 0235 (Sat), NTSK: 0840, arrives DBRG at 0955 (Sat).
  • 06335 Puja/Diwali special train will leave from Dibrugarh DBRG Assam to Trivandrum Kochuveli KCVL Kerala at 0015 on alternate Sundays October 13, 27 and November 10 2013.
    Timings: NTSK: 0125, DMV: 0655, GHY: 1500, NBQ: 1825, APDJ: 2010, NJP: 2355, MLDT: 0410 (Mon), DGR: 0938, HIJ: 1437, BBS: 1940, VSKP: 0345 (Tue), BZA: 0950, MAS: 1815, SA: 2300, CBE: 0155 (Wed), ERN: 0640, arrives KCVL at 1145 (Wed).

Composition: ONE AC 2 tier, 02 AC 3 tier, 04 Sleeper Coaches, 06 Reserved Second Sitting Chair Cars, 06 General Second Class, 02 SLRs

Route and Stoppages: Kollam, Kayankulam, Mavelikara, Chengannur, Tiruvalla, Kottayam, Ernakulam Town (North), Aluva, Thrissur, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, Salem Jn, Jolarpettai, Katpadi, Arakkonam, Chennai Central, Gudur, Nellore, Ongole, Vijayawada, Eluru, Rajamundhry, Samalkot, Vishakapatnam, Vizianagaram, Brahmapur, Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Bhadrak, Balasore, Hijli, Midnapore, Bankura, Adra, Asansol, Durgapur, Rampurhat, Malda Town, Barsoi, Kishanganj, New Jalpaiguri, Siliguri, New Mal Jn., Hasimara, Alipurduar Jn., Kokrajhar, New Bongaigaon, Goalpara Town, Kamakhya, Guwahati, Jagi Road, Chaparmukh, Hojai, Lumding, Diphu, Dimapur, Furcating, Mariani, Simaluguri, Namrup, Naharkatiya, Duliajan, New Tinsukia.

This train sets the record as the special train on Indian Railways which has the longest running distance ever. Covers 4200 km in 83 hours and 30 min (3 days and 11.5 hours). But SR and TVC division in all their wisdom has allotted only 4 sleeper coaches and 12 sitting/general coaches! Travel sitting for 3 days? That would be fun!

Eastern Coastal Railway (ECoR) Special Trains

02815/02816 Bhubaneswar – New Delhi – Bhubaneshwar Diwali/Puja/Dussehra AC Special (ECoR)

Timetable and Days of Operation:

  • 02815 Puja/Diwali Special AC Express will leave from Bhubaneswar BBS Orissa to New Delhi NDLS at 0810 on all Sundays in October and November and on Sept 29 2013.
    Timings: BHC: 1010, HIJ: 1217, GMO: 1610, GAYA: 1840, ALD: 2310, arrives NDLS at 0605 (Mon).
  • 02816 Puja/Diwali Special AC Express will leave from New Delhi NDLS to Bhubaneswar BBS at 1300 o­n all Mondays in October and November and on Sept 29 2013.
    Timings: ALD: 1955, GAYA: 0013 (Tue), ADRA: 0357, HIJ: 0617, BHC: 0835, arrives BBS at 1105 (Tue).

Composition: 04 AC 2 tier, 10 AC 3 tier, 02 EOGs (16 coaches)

Route and Stoppages: Cuttack, Bhadrak, Balasore, Hijli, Bankura, Adra, NSCB Gomoh Jn, Gaya, Mughalsarai, Allahabad, Kanpur.

02845/02846 Yeshwantpur – Bhubaneswar – Yesvantpur Diwali/Puja/Dussehra AC Special (ECoR)

Timetable and Days of Operation:

  • 02845 Puja/Diwali Special AC Express train will leave from Bhubaneswar BBS Orissa to Bangalore Yeshwantpur YPR at 0745 on all Wednesdays in October and November and on Sept 25 2013.
    Timings: VZM: 1320, VSKP: 1550, BZA: 2105, GDR: 0157 (Thu), JTJ: 0832, arrives YPR at 1210 (Thu).
  • 02846 Puja/Diwali Special AC Express train will leave from Bangalore Yeshwantpur YPR Karnataka to Bhubaneswar BBS at 2330 on all Thursdays in October and November and on Sept 26 2013.
    Timings: JTJ: 0230 (Fri), GDR: 0827 BZA: 1320, VSKP: 1945, VZM: 2042, arrive BBS at 0330 (Sat).

Composition: FOUR AC 2 tier, 10 AC 3 tier, 02 EOGs. (16 coaches)

Route and Stoppages: Khurda Road, Balugaon, Brahmapur, Palasa, Srikakulam Road, Vijayanagram, Visakhapatnam, Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada, Ongole, Nellore, Gudur, Katpadi, Jolarpettai, Bangalore Krishnarajapuram.

08516/08515 Visakhapatnam – Tatanagar – Visakhapatnam Puja/Deepawali Special (ECoR)

Timetable and Days of Operation:

  • 08516 Puja/Diwali Special will leave from Visakhapatnam VSKP Andhra Pradesh to Tata at 1745 on September 22, 29 and all Sundays in October and November 2013.
    Timings: CHE: 1952, BBS: 0105, NYG: 0550, DPS: 0755, arrives at Tatanagar at 1045.
  • 08515 Puja/Diwali Special will leave from Tatanagar Jn TATA Jharkhand to Visakhapatnam at 1300 o­n September 23, 30 and all Mondays in October and November 2013.
    Timings: DPS: 1507, KDJR: 1800, BBS: 2210, CHE: 0245, arrives at Visakhapatnam at 0440.

Composition: ONE AC 2 tier, 01 AC 3 tier, 05 Sleeper Class Coaches, 06 General Second Class, 02 SLRs.

Route and Stoppages: Simhachalam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam, Palasa, Ichhapuram, Brahmapur, Chhatrapur, Balugaon, Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Mancheswar, Cuttack, Jakhapura, Sukinda Road, Harichandanpur, Kendujhargarh, Nayagarh, Jaroli, Bansapani, Dangoaposi, Chaibasa, Rajkharsuan.

EASTERN LOCAL SECTOR

03511/03512 Asansol – Patna Jn – Asansol Pooja Weekend Intercity Puja/Diwali Special (ER)

Timetable and Days of Operation:

  • 03511 Puja/Diwali special will leave from Asansol Jn (ASN) West Bengal to Patna Jn Bihar on all Saturdays and Sundays in October and November 2013 at 0820.
    Timings: Departs CRJ: 0855, JSME: 1032, JAJ: 1115, KIUL: 1210, BKP: 1324, arrives at Patna Jn at 1445.
  • 03512 Puja/Diwali special will leave from Patna Jn (PNBE) Bihar to Asansol WB on all Saturdays and Sundays in October and November 2013 at 1535.
    Timings: Departs BKP: 1632, KIUL: 1852, JAJ: 2050, JSME:2128, CRJ: 2306, arrives at Asansol at 2350.

Composition: ONE AC Chair Car, 04 Second Class Sitting, 04 General Second Class, 02 SLRDs (11 Coaches)

Route and Stoppages: Chittaranjan, Vidyasagar, Madhupur, Jaisidh Jn, Jhajha, Kiul, Hathidah, Mokama, Bhaktiyarpur, Patna Saheb, Rajendranagar Bihar.

(More trains will be added as they are announced)

Also, check: Eastern Zone Special Trains for 2013 which originate/terminate at Kolkata.

Reservation for these trains are already open. Information provided here is only indicative in nature and please always confirm all information with official sources before relying on them (Contact your nearest railway station or call 139 or visit the official website of Indian Railways). This website is not an official website of the Indian Railways but is run by a railway enthusiast. The official website of the railways is http://indianrailways.gov.in.


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