In a new move to deal with the summer rush, Indian Railways’ northern division has announced special summer trains.
The special trains will operate on the following routes—New Delhi-Barauni, Anand Vihar-Chhapra, Chandigarh-Gorakhpur, Jammu Tawi-Udaipur. For those traveling to Rajasthan from Delhi or Jammu, here are the details of the weekly special train.
Jammu Tawi-Udaipur weekly special train (04972): It departs from Jammu at 9:30 AM every Thursday and reaches Udaipur next day at 9:20 AM. Then it leaves Udaipur at 1:50 PM every Friday and reaches Jammu next day at 3:20 PM.
Other special trains from Delhi to different parts of the country are as follows
New Delhi-Barauni AC train (04404): It departs from New Delhi at 7:25 AM every Tuesday and Friday, and reaches Burani Junction next day at 7:45 PM. Likewise, the train departs Burani every Wednesday and Saturday at 9:35 PM and reaches Delhi next day at 10:10 PM.
Anand Vihar-Chhapra train (04036): It departs from Anand Vihar in Delhi at 10:50 PM every Tuesday and reaches Chhapra next day at 7:30 PM. The train then departs from Chhapra at 11:30 PM every Wednesday and reaches Anand Vihar next day at 8:30 PM.
Chandigarh-Gorakhpur train (04924): It departs from Chandigarh every Thursday at 11:15 PM, and reaches Gorakhpur next day at 5:30 PM. Then it leaves from Gorakhpur at 10:10 PM every Friday and reaches Chandigarh next day at 2:25 PM.
Enjoy your vacations !
IRCTC now offers a very useful facility for the passengers traveling in a train. Now you can Change Passenger’s Name In Booked IRCTC E-Ticket.
This can be done by approaching the nearest railway reservation office. For availing this facility, the customer can now approach the nearest Railway Reservation Office with ‘electronic reservation slip’ print out and photo identity proof in original of one of the passenger traveling in the ticket at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure of train as per extant railway rules, IRCTC added.
Here are few things to know how to Change Passenger’s Name In Booked IRCTC E-Ticket:
1. The reservation offices can change passenger’s name against a request from the passenger as per extant railway rules applicable to another face to face counter booked tickets.
2. The facility in the name change of passenger holding confirmed e-reservation has been permitted as per extant Railway rules noted as under:-
a. Where the passenger makes a request in writing 24 hours before the scheduled departure of the train to the nearest railway reservation office. It can be transferred to another member of his family, meaning, father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, husband and wife. He/she should bring the ‘electronic reservation slip’ print out along with photo identity card proof in original and a proof for blood relation desired to be changed.
b. Where the passenger is a Government Servant proceeding on duty and appropriate authority, makes a request in writing 24 hours before the scheduled departure of the train.
3. Such a request can be granted once only, said IRCTC.
When you come to the royal state of Rajasthan, you know how royal things can come in your way. When you come to the city of royals, there has to be something unique to let you experience the luxuries of the bygone era of the Maharajas. One such royalty that a tourist cannot afford to miss is the heritage train – The Palace on Wheels. The train is well known nationally as well as internationally and has won many laurels to the country.
The tagline of this luxurious train is self-explanatory – A Week in Wonderland. From the royal Rajput forts to the bustling streets, everything has something unique and royal touch to itself. Similarly, how about a journey boarding a train can get – it beholds its own beauty.
And we got lucky enough to capture a glimpse of this luxurious train during the Great Indian Travel Bazaar.
The Royal Rooms
The rooms are crafted after a great thought. There are 14 coaches and each coach has its own speciality. Right from the artworks, paintings, bed linen, and even the wall art is based on the theme of the city on which the name of the coach is based.
Unwind and relax after a full day of sightseeing with your fellow friends at the luxurious bar. Choose from a large array of choices available and de-stress your day’s worries.
Dining And Cuisines
Two restaurants are on board with you, when you travel on the Palace on Wheels. Maharaja Restaurant and Maharani Restaurant offers you an exclusive affair on wheels like never before. Soups, salad, continental, Indian and desserts, have whatever you want and make this culinary affair an amazing one.
We told you it has everything. To rejuvenate and reinvigorate your soul on the wheels, Palace on Wheels brings to you a royal treatment where you can get a therapeutic treatment far from the hubbub of the city in a relaxing environment and the only noise you hear is of the track wheels. It will be one of a kind leisure trip for you.
We hope you enjoyed your journey onboard with us in the Palace on Wheels. You can book your room in this train for a solo journey ahead. Happy Journey!
With the summer vacations approaching everyone wants to go home, go out for vacations to spend some time in the hilly mountains with their near and dear ones. Seeing this the North Western Railway (NWR) has made elaborate arrangements to overcome the summer rush.
Approximately 23 special trains have been started, which will be in operation till June 30. Though the trains are running fully booked, there has been an addition of extra coaches to accommodate the rush.
So if you want to head homewards or to the hills to beat the heat, book your tickets well in advance so that you can enjoy your vacations hassle free.
The comfort and more than that joy of travelling royal class in Indian Railways is soon to go several notches up. The Railway’s committee board recently discussed and finalized a proposal that talks of newer, faster connectivity, luxury travel at cheaper rates.
The committee chaired by Sudip Bandyopadhyay, mooted on a 50% waiver in exotic and luxury travelling on the Indian Railways.
The board majorly discussed:
- An estimated of Rs 10 lakh crore may be announced to develop connectivity supporting speeds of upto 200 km/h.
- Discounts in the range of 50% on travelling in trains such as the Palace on wheels, Golden Chariot, Maharaja Express, Deccan Odyssey and Royal Orient.
- Common Citizens to benefit.
- Can book bedroom carriage complete with a lounge, kitchen, and toilet setup aboard a train.
High-speed Travelling: According to officials of the board, the Railways may announce a proposal to build high-speed rail corridors that could connect major cities of India. Discounts on Luxury Travelling: The board found that even though Luxury travelling was a unique concept, it did not translate into revenues. For instance, revenues of the Palace on Wheels and Royal Rajasthan were down by 24% and 63% respectively in one year.
Twin bed cabin in Palace on Wheels
Apart from promoting tourism, the coaches on the luxury trains are replete with state of the art facilities. The Palace on Wheels is a marvelous epitome of royal lifestyle that promotes Rajasthan Tourism. The refurbished coaches in the luxury trains used to be the personal railway coaches of erstwhile royal family of Rajputana, Gujarat and the Nizam of Hyderabad. These coaches in various luxury trains have been decked up with a new style and cuisine. The trains boast four cabins, restaurants, bar and saloons. Each cabin has twin beds, wall-to-wall carpeting, air-conditioning, DTH satellite television, channel music, intercom, attached toilets, running hot and cold water, and personal attendants.
The railway tourism is also planning to reduce the fares of luxury train by 50%. An official announcement from their side is expected to come on April, 02, 2018.
Source: Sify Finance
A direct train between Sikar town and national capital Delhi on broad gauge tracks is introduced by the Indian Railways.
The train between Sikar and Delhi’s Sarai Rohilla station will take two hours less than the travel time on the metre-gauge line. The Sikar-Delhi train will run via Churu and Bikaner, thereby connecting a majority of towns in Shekhawati region to Delhi, including Jhunjhunu, Fatehpur, Churu, Sadulpur, and Bikaner, as informed by the Minister of States for Railways, ‘Rajen Gohain’ after flagging off a train between Sikar and Churu on the broad gauge tracks.
This connectivity will be proved as a boon for the tourists travelling to Rajasthan as now they would not have to stop at Jaipur to reach the magnificent havelis and frescoed region of Shekhawati. This train will make it easy for foreign tourists to visit Shekhawati region, ‘havelis’ of Shekhawati and other monuments as they are a centre of attraction for tourists in Rajasthan.
A new train is on the cards for tourists. The popularity of Rajasthan’s Sambhar Lake has increased and the place is seeing good number of tourists. To make this spot more attractive, government is planning a dedicated train for Sambhar. This train will show visitors the natural process of salt getting deposited in the lake.
There is already a meter gauge line in place and the train will ply on that. The train will travel a distance of about 14 kilometers. Tourists will be able to board the train at a station called Jhapok. The train is expected to be functional some time next year.