The arrival and departure timings of the 02423/02424 Dibrugarh-New Delhi Special Rajdhani Express have been changed at few stations under the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR).
Accordingly, train no 02423 will now depart from New Jalpaiguri at 1-25 pm.
It will arrive at Kishanganj at 2-30 pm to depart at 2-32 pm and arrive at Katihar at 4-25 pm to depart at 4-35 pm with effect from November 7, 2020.
Similarly, train no 02424 will depart from Katihar at 10-05 am.
It will arrive Kishanganj at 11-20 am to depart at 11-22 am and arrive New Jalpaiguri at 12-55 pm to depart at 1-20 pm with effect from Friday (Nov 6).
“These changes in timings have been necessitated due to conversion of the train from diesel to electric traction from New Jalpaiguri,” said chief public relations officer (CPRO) of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) in a statement.
In order to clear the rush of passengers during the current festive season, additional trains are being run by Indian Railways.
It has now been decided to run 26 trips of Festival special train between Katihar and Anand Vihar(Delhi).
There will be 13 trips of the special train in each direction.
Special train number 04423 will leave from Katihar at 22-45 hrs daily with effect from November 11-23 to reach Anand Vihar Terminus (Delhi) at 2-55 am on November 13-25.
During return journey Festival special train number 04424 will leave from Anand Vihar Terminus (Delhi) daily at 3-20 pm with effect from November 10-22 to reach Katihar at 7-55 pm the next day.
This special train will have modern LHB coaches consisting of 13 Sleeper Class coaches and 5 General Second Class coaches apart from luggage vans.
The special train will run via Barauni Jn, Samastipur Jn, Hajipur Jn, Chhapra, Gorakhpur Jn, and Kanpur Central during its both way journeys.
In addition to the above, more special trains are also being run to clear rush on different routes. Special train no 06001 which left Coimbatore on November 5, 2020 at 11-00 pm will arrive Katihar at 1-45 am on November 8, 2020.
Special train no 06002 which left Chennai Central on November 5, 2020) at 11-00 pm will arrive New Jalpaiguri at 5-00 pm on November 7, 2020.
Special train no 06003 which left Ernakulum on November 5, 2020) at 11 pm will arrive Guwahati at 3-45 pm on November 8, 2020.
Schedule and stoppages of these trains are available in IRCTC website and NF Railway’s social media platforms, the NFR CPRO said.