Durga Puja Special Trains for the Eastern Sectors 2017

Indian Railways has announced special train services to be run during the Durga Puja and Diwali/Deepawali festival and holiday season for 2017 falling in the months of September and October 2017. Kolkata, West Bengal, and Assam have Durga Puja as their biggest or major festival and see huge movements of crowds. Eastern Railway and South Eastern Railway, both headquartered in Kolkata will run a number of special trains for Durga Puja festival seasons along with Southern Railway to Chennai. Those trains are listed here.

These are only the special trains that run to/through the eastern zones including West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Orissa and the North East from all over India. All trains are weekly once services and will run on special fare structure which will have Tatkal charges included in normal fares, even if you book in General Quota. For more details like the full timetable, seat availability, fares etc. for these Puja special trains, click on the train number.

Note: There are no Durga Puja or Holiday special trains from Kolkata to North Bengal / Assam / North East India announced as floods have considerably damaged railway tracks in those regions.

Click Here for Diwali/Chhath Puja/Durga Puja special trains from Delhi to UP/Bihar

Durga Pujo Special Trains Between Kolkata and the South

02841/02842 | 80821 Kolkata Santragachi – Chennai Central – Santragachi Superfast Durga Puja Superfast | Suvidha Specials (SER)

Will run as Suvidha Special on October 02, 16 with dynamically priced fares (increasing with demand).

  • 02841 Superfast Special from Kolkata Santragachi SRC to Chennai Central MAS will run on Sundays September 24, October 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, November 05 2017. Schedule: Departs SRC: 1240 (Sun), BBS: 1925, VSKP: 0235 (Mon), BZA: 0800, arrives MAS: 1520 (Mon).
  • 02842 Superfast | 82802 Suvidha Specials from Chennai Central MAS to Kolkata Santragachi SRC will run on Mondays September 25, October 02, 09, 16, 23, 30, November 06, 11 2017. Schedule: Departs MAS: 1820 (Mon), BZA: 0145 (Tue), VSKP: 0845, BBS: 1550, arrives SRC: 2330 (Tue).

Accommodation: 08 AC 3 tier, 08 Sleeper Coaches, 02 EOGs (18 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Kharagpur, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road, Visakhapatnam, Duvvada, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada, Nellore.

06057/06058 Chennai Central – Kolkata Santragachi – Chennai Central Puja Special (SR)

  • 06057 Puja special from Chennai Central MAS to Kolkata Santragachi SRC runs on Wednesdays September 20, 27 2017. Timetable: Departs MAS: 1515 (Wed), arrives SRC: 1900 (Thu).
  • 06058 Puja special from Kolkata Santragachi SRC to Chennai Central MAS runs on Thursdays September 21, 28 2017. Timetable: Departs SRC: 2350 (Thu), arrives MAS: 0530 (Sat).

Accommodation: 02 AC 3 tier, 10 Sleeper Coaches, 02 General Unreserved, 02 SLRs (16 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Gudur, Nellore, Ongole, Vijayawada, Eluru, Rajahmundry, Samalkot, Anakapalle, Duvvada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Brahmapur, Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Bhadrak, Balasore, Kharagpur.

06010/06009 Puducherry – Kolkata Santragachi – Puducherry Puja Special (SR)

  • 06010 Puja special from Puducherry PDY and Chennai Egmore MS to Kolkata Santragachi SRC runs on Saturdays September 23, 30 2017. Timetable: Departs PDY: 1915 (Sat), MS: 2335, arrives SRC: 0430 (Mon).
  • 06009 Puja special from Kolkata Santragachi SRC to Chennai Egmore MAS and Puducherry PDY runs on Mondays September 25, October 02 2017. Timetable: Departs SRC: 1410 (Mon), arrives MS: 1645 (Tue), PDY: 2015 (Tue).

Accommodation: 01 AC 2 tier, 01 AC 3 tier, 7 Sleeper Coaches, 6 General Unreserved, 2 SLRs (17 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Villupuram, Chengalpattu, Tambaram, Chennai Egmore, Gudur, Nellore, Ongole, Vijayawada, Eluru, Rajahmundry, Samalkot, Anakapalle, Duvvada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Brahmapur, Khurda Road, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Bhadrak, Balasore, Kharagpur.

Puja/Diwali Special Trains Between Kolkata and Mumbai/Pune/Gujarat

01125/01126 | 02015/02016 Mumbai Kurla LTT – Kolkata Howrah – Mumbai LTT Puja/Diwali Festival Specials (CR)

  • 01125 | 02015 Festival specials from Mumbai Kurla LTT to Kolkata Howrah HWH will run on September 20 | 24 2017. Timetable: Departs LTT: 1130 | 1320, NGP: 0145 | 0130 arrives HWH: 2130 | 1815.
  • 01126 | 02016 Festival specials from Kolkata Howrah HWH to Mumbai Kurla LTT will run on September 22 | 26 2017. Timetable: Departs HWH: 1130 | 1435, NGP: 0700, arrives LTT: 0020.

Accommodation: 01 AC 2 tier, 04 AC 3 tier, 12 Sleeper Coaches, 04 General Unreserved, 02 SLRDs (23 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Kharagpur, Tatanagar, Chakradharpur, Rourkela, Jharsuguda, Bilaspur, Raipur, Durg, Gondia, Nagpur, Badnera, Akola, Bhusaval, Manmad, Igatpuri, Kalyan.

02822/02821 Kolkata Santragachi – Pune – Santragachi AC SF Puja/Diwali Special (SER)

  • 02822 AC special train from Kolkata Santragachi SRC to Pune PUNE via Kalyan and Panvel (Mumbai) runs on Saturdays September 23, 30, October 07, 14, 21, 28, November 04, 11, 18 2017. Timetable: Departs SRC: 1830 (Sat), TATA: 2205, ROU: 0028 (Sun), BSP: 0500, NGP: 1125, BSL: 1640, PNVL: 2340, arrives PUNE: 0245 (Mon).
  • 02821 AC SF Special from Pune PUNE to Kolkata Santragachi SRC via Panvel and Kalyan (Mumbai) runs on Mondays September 25, October 02, 09, 16, 23, 30, November 06, 13 2017. Schedule: Departs PUNE: 1030, PNVL: 1305, BSL: 1940, NGP: 0130 (Tue), R: 0530, ROU: 1150, KGP: 1605, arrives SRC: 1815 (Tue).

Accommodation Classes: 03 AC 2 tier, 08 AC 3 tier, 02 EOG (13 coaches LHB).

Route and Stoppages: Kharagpur, Tatanagar, Chakradharpur, Rourkela, Jharsuguda, Bilaspur, Raipur, Durg, Nagpur, Bhusaval, Igatpuri, Kalyan, Panvel.

02834/02833 Kolkata Santragachi – Rajkot – Kolkata Santragachi AC SF Diwali Special (SER)

  • 02834 AC special train from Kolkata Santragachi SRC to Rajkot RJT will run on Fridays September 22, 29, October 06, 13, 20, 27, November 03, 10, 17 2017. Timetable: Departs SRC: 2105 (Fri), BSP: 0810 (Sat), NGP: 1515, ST: 0432 (Sun), ADI: 0845, arrives RJT: 1345 (Sun).
  • 02833 AC special train from Rajkot RJT to Kolkata Santragachi SRC will run on Sundays September 24, October 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, November 05, 12, 19 2017. Timetable: Departs RJT: 2220 (Sun), ADI: 0330 (Mon), NDB: 1050, NGP: 2210, R: 0305 (Tue), arrives SRC: 1635 (Tue).

Accommodation: 14 AC 3 tier coaches, 02 EOGs (16 coaches LHB).

Route and Stoppages: Kharagpur, Tatanagar, Chakradharpur, Rourkela, Jharsuguda, Bilaspur, Raipur, Durg, Gondia, Nagpur, Wardha, Badnera, Akola, Malkapur, Bhusaval, Jalgaon, Amalner, Nandurbar, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Nadiad, Ahmedabad, Viramgam, Surendranagar, Wankaner.

02191/02192 Jabalpur – Kolkata Santragachi – Jabalpur SF Puja/Deepawali Special (WCR)

  • 02191 SF special from Jabalpur JBP to Kolkata Santragachi SRC will run on Wednesdays September 27, October 04, 11, 18, 25 2017. Timetable: Departs JBP: 2010 (Wed), APR: 0110 (Thu), RIG: 0637, TATA: 1245, arrives SRC: 1600 (Thu).
  • 02192 SF special from Kolkata Santragachi SRC to Jabalpur JBP will run on Thursdays September 28, October 05, 12, 19, 26 2017. Timetable: Departs SRC: 2040 (Thu), ROU: 0240 (Fri), BSP: 0755, SDL: 1130, arrives JBP: 1550 (Fri).

Accommodation: 01 AC 2 tier cum AC 3 tier, 01 AC 3 tier, 10 Sleeper Coaches, 04 General Unreserved, 02 SLRs (18 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Kharagpur, Tatanagar, Chakradharpur, Rourkela, Jharsuguda, Raigarh, Champa, Bilaspur, Pendra Road, Annupur, Shahdol, Umaria, Katni South, Sihora.

Puja/Diwali Special Trains Between Kolkata and Delhi/Rajasthan

82408/82407 Anand Vihar Terminal – Kolkata Howrah – Delhi Anand Vihar Puja AC Suvidha Special (NR)

  • 82408 AC Suvidha Special from Delhi Anand Vihar Terminal ANVT to Kolkata Howrah HWH will run on September 25, 28 2017. Timetable: Departs ANVT: 0635, arrives HWH: 1755.
  • 82407 AC Suvidha Special from Kolkata Howrah HWH to Delhi Anand Vihar Terminal ANVT will run on September 26, 29 2017. Timetable: Departs HWH: 2250, arrives ANVT: 2130.

Composition: 14 AC 3 tier, 02 EOGs (16 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Kanpur, Allahabad, Mughalsarai, Gaya, Dhanbad, Asansol.

02265/02266 Kolkata Sealdah – Delhi Anand Vihar – Sealdah AC Pujo/Diwali Special (ER)

  • 02265 AC special from Kolkata Sealdah SDAH to Delhi Anand Vihar Terminus ANVT will run on Saturdays September 23, 30, October 07, 14, 21, 28 2017. Timetable: Departs SDAH: 1520, arrives ANVT: 1345.
  • 02266 AC special from Delhi Anand Vihar T ANVT to Kolkata Sealdha SDAH will run on Sundays September 24, October 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 2017. Timetable: Departs ANVT: 1845, arrives SDAH: 1745.

Route and Stoppages: Dhanbad, Gaya, Mughalsarai, Allahabad, Kanpur Central.

Accommodation: 04 AC 2 tier, 10 AC 3 tier, 02 EOG (16 coaches LHB rake).

04428/04427 Delhi Anand Vihar – Kolkata Howrah – Delhi Anand Vihar Puja Special (NR)

  • 04428 Puja special train from Delhi Anand Vihar Terminus ANVT to Kolkata Howrah HWH will run on September 23, 27 2017. Timetable: Departs ANVT: 1855, arrives HWH: 1755.
  • 04427 Puja special train from Kolkata Howrah HWH to Delhi Anand Vihar Terminus ANVT will run on September 24, 28 2017. Timetable: Departs HWH: 2250, Arrives ANVT: 2130.

Accommodation: 09 Sleeper Class Coaches, 05 General Unreserved, 02 SLRs (16 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Kanpur Central, Allahabad, Mughalsarai, Gaya, Dhanbad, Asansol.

03051/03052 Kolkata Howrah – Jammu Tawi – Howrah Holiday Special (ER)

  • 03051 special train from Kolkata Howrah HWH to Jammu Tawi JAT will run on Thursdays September 21, 28, November 05, 12, 19, 26 2017. Departs HWH: 2355 (Thu), arrives JAT: 1500 (Sat).
  • 03052 special train from Jammu Tawi JAT to Kolkata Howrah HWH will run on Saturdays September 23, 30, November 07, 14, 21, 28 2017. Departs JAT: 2010 (Sat), arrives HWH: 0630 (Mon).

Accommodation: 01 AC 2 tier, 04 AC 3 tier, 08 Sleepers, 02 Unreserved (15 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Asansol, Dhanbad, Gaya, Mughalsarai, Varanasi, Lucknow Charbagh NR, Bareilly, Moradabad, Saharanpur, Ambala Cantonment, Ludhiana, Jalandhar Cantonment, Pathankot Cantonment.

02263/02264 Kolkata Sealdah – Ajmer – Sealdah AC Puja/Diwali Special (ER)

  • 02263 AC special from Kolkata Sealdah SDAH to Ajmer AII Rajasthan will run on Tuesdays September 26, October 03, 10, 17, 24, 31. Timetable: Departs SDAH: 1830 (Tue), arrives AII: 2210 (Wed).
  • 02264 AC special from Ajmer AII to Kolkata Sealdha SDAH will run on Thursdays September 28, October 05, 12, 19, 26, November 02 2017. Timetable: Departs AII: 0140 (Wed), arrives SDAH: 0730 (Fri).

Route and Stoppages: Dhanbad, Gaya, Mughalsarai, Allahabad, Kanpur Central, Tundla, Agra Fort, Bandikui, Dausa, Jaipur Gandhinagar, Jaipur Jn., Phulera, Kishangarh.

Accommodation: 04 AC 2 tier, 10 AC 3 tier, 02 EOG (16 coaches LHB rake).

08061/08062 Kolkata Shalimar – Jaipur – Kolkata Shalimar Durga Puja/Diwali Special (SER)

  • 08061 Festival special train from Kolkata Shalimar SHM to Jaipur JP runs on all Mondays, September 18, 25, in October (02, 09, 16, 23, 30), November (06, 13, 20, 27) 2017. Timetable: Departs SHM: 2020 (Mon), TATA: 0010 (Tue), BSP: 0755, KMZ: 1425, GUNA: 2120, KOTA: 0125 (Wed), arrives JP: 0635 (Wed).
  • 08062 Festival special train from Jaipur JP to Kolkata Shalimar SHM runs on all Wednesdays, on September 27, October (04, 11, 18, 25), November (01, 08, 15, 22, 29) 2017. Schedule: Departs JP: 1245 (Wed), SWM: 1535, SGO: 0210 (Thu), BSP: 1105, ROU: 1625, KGP: 2120, arrives SHM: 2320 (Thu).

Accommodation: 04 AC 2 tier, 05 AC 3 tier, 04 Sleeper Coaches, 02 EOGs (15 coaches LHB).

Route and Stoppages: Kolkata Santragachi, Kharagpur, Tatanagar, Chakradharpur, Rourkela, Jharsuguda, Raigarh, Champa, Bilaspur, Pendra Road, Anuppur, Shahdol, Katni Murwara, Damoh, Sagour, Bina Malkhedi, Guna, Ruthiyal, Kota, Sawai Madhopur, Bansthali Niwai, Durgapura.

Durga Puja, Chhath Puja Special Trains Between Kolkata and UP/Bihar

04206/04205 Lucknow – Kolkata Chitpur – Lucknow Puja/Diwali Special (NR)

  • 04206 Diwali special from Lucknow Charbagh NR LKO to Kolkata Chitpur KOAA will run on all Mondays in September (04, 11, 18, 25) and October (02, 09, 16, 23, 30) 2017. Timetable: Departs LKO: 2355 (Mon), arrives KOAA: 2145 (Tue).
  • 04205 Diwali special from Kolkata Chitpur KOAA to Lucknow Charbagh NR LKO will run on all Tuesdays in September (05, 12, 19, 26) and October (03, 10, 17, 24, 31) 2017. Timetable: Departs KOAA: 2355 (Tue), arrives LKO: 2225 (Wed).

Coach Composition: 01 AC First Class cum AC 2 tier, 01 AC 3 tier, 06 Sleeper Class, 05 General Unreserved, 02 SLR, 01 HCPV (16 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Bandel, Barddhaman, Durgapur, Asansol, Chittaranjan, Madhupur, Jaisidh, Jhajha, Kiul, Mokama, Bakhtiyarpur, Patna Jn., Danapur, Ara, Buxar, Mughalsarai, Varanasi, Sultanpur Jn.

03043/03044 Kolkata Howrah – Raxaul – Asansol Durga Puja Special (ER)

  • 03043 Puja special from Kolkata Howrah HWH to Raxaul RXL will run on Fridays September 15, 22, 29, October 06, 13, 20, 27 2017. Timetable: Departs HWH: 1500 (Fri), arrives RXL: 1000 (Sat).
  • 03044 Puja special from Raxaul RXN to Asansol ASN will run on Saturdays September 16, 23, 30, October 07, 14, 21, 28 2017. Timetable: Departs RXL: 1200 (Sat), arrives ASN: 2345 (Sat).

Accommodation: 01 AC 2 tier, 02 AC 2 tier, 13 Sleeper Coaches, 05 General Unreserved, 02 SLR (23 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Barddhaman, Durgapur, Asansol, Chittaranjan, Madhupur, Jaisidh, Jhajha, Kiul, Barauni, Samastipur, Darbhanga, Sitamarhi.

03135/03136 Kolkata Chitpur – Chhapra – Asansol Durga Puja Special (ER)

  • 03135 Puja special from Kolkata Chitpur KOAA to Chhapra CPR Bihar will run on Mondays September 18, 25, October 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 2017. Timetable: Departs KOAA: 2005 (Mon), arrives CPR: 1000 (Tue).
  • 03136 Puja special from Chhapra Bihar CPR to Asansol ASN will run on Tuesdays September 19, 26, October 03, 10, 17, 24, 31 2017. Timetable: Departs CPR: 1320 (Tue), arrives ASN: 0110 (Wed).

Accommodation: 01 AC 2 tier, 04 AC 3 tier, 09 Sleeper Coaches, 06 General Unreserved, 02 SLRs (22 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Barddhaman, Durgapur, Asansol, Chittaranjan, Madhupur, Jaisidh, Jhajha, Kiul, Barauni, Samastipur, Muzaffarpur, Hajipur, Sonpur.

03511/03512 Asansol – Patna Jn – Asansol Durga Puja/Diwali Sundays Intercity Special (ER)

This train will run on all Sundays in October (01, 08, 15, 22, 29) 2017. 

  • 03511 Intercity special from Asansol ASN to Patna Jn PNBE timetable: Departs ASN: 0715, arrives PNBE: 1400.
  • 03512 Intercity special from Patna Jn PNBE to Asansol ASN timetable: Departs PNBE: 1510, arrives ASN: 2200.

Accommodation: 04 Reserved Second Sitting, 04 General Unreserved, 02 SLRs (10 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Chittaranjan, Jamtara, Madhupur, Jaisidh, Jhajha, Kiul, Hathidah, Mokama, Bakhtiyarpur, Patna Saheb, Patna Rajendranagar Terminus.

03169/03170 Kolkata Chitpur – Haridwar – Kolkata Festival Special (ER)

  • 03169 Special train from Kolkata Chitpur KOAA to Haridwar HW will run on Sundays September 24, October 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 2017. Timetable: Departs KOAA: 2020 (Sun), LKO: 1620 (Mon), arrives HW: 1400 (Mon).
  • 03170 Special train from Haridwar HW to Kolkata Chitpur KOAA will run on Tuesdays September 26, October 03, 10, 17, 25, 31 2017. Timetable: Departs HW: 0400 (Tue), LKO: 1235, arrives KOAA: 0845 (Wed).

Accommodation: 01 AC 2 tier, 04 AC 3 tier, 06 Sleeper Coaches, 05 General Unreserved, 02 SLRDs (18 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Barddhaman, Durgapur, Asansol, Dhanbad, Gaya, Mughalsarai, Varanasi, Lucknow Charbagh NR, Bareilly, Moradabad, Laksar.

05007/05008 Ramnagar – Kolkata Howrah – Ramnagar Puja Special (NER)

  • 05007 Puja special from Ramnagar RMR Uttarakhand to Kolkata Howrah HWH will run on Fridays September 22, 29, October 06, 13, 20, 27, November 03 2017. Timetable: Departs RMR: 1755 (Fri), GKP: 0835 (Sat), BJU: 2000, arrives HWH: 0710 (Sun).
  • 05008 Puja special from Kolkata Howrah HWH to Ramnagar RMR Uttarakhand will run on Sundays September 24, October 01, 08, 15, 22, 29, November 05 2017. Timetable: Departs HWH: 0835 (Sun), JAJ: 1405, GKP: 0145 (Mon) arrives RMR: 1645 (Mon).

Accommodation: 01 AC 2 tier, 01 AC 3 tier, 06 Sleeper Coaches, 06 General Unreserved, 02 SLRDs (16 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Kashipur, Bazpur, Lalkuan, Pantnagar, Kichha, Baheri, Bhojipura, Izzatnagar, Bareilly City, Bareilly, Sitapur Cantt. Gonda, Basti, Khalilabad, Gorakhpur, Kaptanganj, Padarauna, Tamkuhi Road, Thawe, Siwan, Chhapra, Sonpur, Hajipur, Shahpur Patoree, Barauni, Kiul, Jhajha, Jasidhih, Madhupur, Asansol, Durgapur, Barddhaman.

03007/03008 & 03163/03164 Kolkata Howrah – Saharsa – Kolkata Howrah Durga Puja/Chhath Puja Specials (ER)

  • 03007 | 03163 festival special trains from Kolkata Howrah HWH to Saharsa SHC Bihar will run from September 25 to October 05 (Except October 01) 2017. Timetable: Departs HWH: 2155 | 2230, arrives SHC: 0930 | 1145.
  • 03008 | 03164 festival special trains from Saharsa SHC Bihar to Kolkata Howrah HWH will run from September 26 to October 06 (Except October 02), 2017. Timetable: Departs SHC: 1600 | 1410, arrives HWH: 0450.

Accommodation: 01 AC 3 tier, 06 Sleeper Coaches, 06 General Unreserved, 02 SLRs (15 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: Bandel, Barddhaman, Bolpur Shantiniketan, Rampurhat, Barhawa, Sahibganj, Bhagalpur, Munger, Khagariya, Mansi, Simri Bhaktiyarpur.

03427/03428 Malda Town – Haridwar – Malda Town Deepawali/Puja Special (ER)

  • 03427 special from Malda Town MLDT to Haridwar HW will run on Mondays September 18, 25, October 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 2017. Timetable: Departs MLDT: 0905 (Mon), arrives HW: 1315 (Tue).
  • 03428 special from Haridwar HW to Malda Town MLDT will run on Tuesdays September 19, 26, October 03, 10, 17, 24, 31 2017. Timetable: Departs HW: 1605 (Tue), arrives MLDT: 2330 (Wed).

Accommodation: 01 AC 2 tier, 03 AC 3 tier, 07 Sleeper Coaches, 06 Unreserved, 02 SLR (19 coaches).

Route and Stoppages: New Farakka Jn., Barhawa Jn., Sahibganj, Kahalgaon, Bhagalpur, Sultanganj, Jamalpur, Abhaipur, Kiul, Mokama, Bhaktiyarpur, Patna Jn., Ara, Buxar, Mughalsarai, Varanasi, Lucknow Charbagh NR, Moradabad, Laksar Jn.

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