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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Garib Rath

The Garib Rath express train is one of the premier trains introduced by the Indian Railways in 2005 by Railways Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav to provide fully air-conditioned travel to passengers who could not afford the expensive tickets of Rajdhani and Shatabdi express trains. The Garib Rath, whose name means "Poor Man's Chariot", was introduced with features of full air-conditioning and speed faster than most other super-fast express trains. The maximum speed of Garib Rath trains is 130 kmph which is the same as Rajdhani's top speed. However, in Garib Rath trains, passengers are not normally provided with blankets and pillows; and they have to pay extra to get them.

Garib Rath Express
The maiden journey of the train started from Saharsa, Bihar to Amritsar, Punjab. Critics and observers alike noted that the maiden journey was chosen between two commercially unimportant routes as many local Bihari people had migrated to Punjab and Yadav's origination from Bihar led him to choose this route for political purposes. Despite the criticism, the Garib Rath has received positive reviews, with the train capacity reaching near 100% in off-season timings.

Garib Rath Express
Garib Rath trains are also slated to have many amenities such as fridge, microwave oven, TV, cooler, fan, toaster. They have continuous running electronic display which will show distance remaining, next station name and expected time to reach there. The coaches also decorated with beautiful paintings of Indian heritage artwork.

The emergence of the Garib Rath has led to more connections between commercially important routes, where these trains run faster and make fewer stops, such as the Bandra-Hazrat Nizammudin Garib Rath compared to the August Kranti Rajdhani Express.

Future Services

Services likely to start shortly
  1. Bhopal - Lucknow Garib Rath Express (Weekly)
  2. Bhopal -Mumbai CST Garib Rath Express (Bi-Weekly)
  3. Kochuveli Vikram Sarabhai Terminal- Secunderabad
  4. Ajmer-Bhagalpur via Delhi Garib Rath Express (Bi-Weekly)
  5. Yeswanthpur- Puri GR
  6. Kochuveli VST/ Nagercoil Jn- Chennai Egmore GR weekly
  7. Jammu Tawi-Darbhanga Garib Rath Express (Weekly)
  8. Sitamarhi-Delhi Garib Rath Express via Patna (Weekly)
  9. Kochuveli Vikran Sarabhai Terminal- Allepy-Yeshwanthpur


Current services

Train Number Train Name Source Departure Destination Arrival
12113
Nagpur Garib Rath Pune 17:40 Nagpur 09:25
12114
Pune Garib Rath Nagpur 18:35 Pune 09:45
12187
MUMBAI GARIBRATH JABALPUR 19:30 MUMBAI CST 12:15
12188
JBP GARIB RATH MUMBAI CST 13:30 JABALPUR 06:00
12201
Kochuveli Garib Rath Lokmanya Tilak Terminus 16:55 Kochuveli 20:30
12202
Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Garib Rath Kochuveli 08:50 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus 11:45
12203
GARIB RATH EXP SAHARSA JN 15:00 AMRITSAR JN 20:45
12204
SHC GARIB RATH AMRITSAR JN 04:40 SAHARSA JN 10:10
12207
JAMMU GARIB RATH KATHGODAM 18:30 JAMMU TAWI 09:40
12208
KGM GARIB RATH JAMMU TAWI 23:45 KATHGODAM 14:35
12209
KGM GARIB RATH KANPUR CENTRAL 06:15 KATHGODAM 15:05
12210
CNB GARIB RATH KATHGODAM 18:30 KANPUR CENTRAL 04:30
12211
ANVT GARIB RATH MUZAFFARPUR JN 15:15 ANAND VIHAR TRM 12:25
12212
MKI GARIB RATH ANAND VIHAR TRM 21:10 MUZAFFARPUR JN 17:55
12215
DEE BDTS G RATH DELHI S ROHILLA 09:20 BANDRA TERMINUS 08:10
12216
DEE GARIBRATH BANDRA TERMINUS 12:55 DELHI S ROHILLA 12:20
12247
BDTS NZM YUVA E BANDRA TERMINUS 16:55 H NIZAMUDDIN 09:45
12248
NZM BDTS YUVA H NIZAMUDDIN 15:40 BANDRA TERMINUS 09:20
12249
HWH NDLS YUVA E HOWRAH JN 17:10 NEW DELHI 10:50
12250
NDLS HWH YUVA NEW DELHI 16:10 HOWRAH JN 10:40
12255
PUDUCHERRY EXP YESVANTPUR JN 23:15 PUDUCHERRY 09:40
12256
YESVANTPUR EXP PUDUCHERRY 22:05 YESVANTPUR JN 08:25
12257
Kochuveli Garib Rath Yesvantpur 21:00 Kochuveli 12:40
12258
Yesvantpur Garib Rath Kochuveli 16:35 Yesvantpur 09:05
12359
PNBE GARIB RATH KOLKATA 20:00 PATNA JN 05:30
12360
KOL GARIB RATH PATNA JN 20:10 KOLKATA 05:15
12517
GHY GARIB RATH KOLKATA 21:40 GUWAHATI 15:40
12518
KOL GARIB RATH GUWAHATI 21:00 KOLKATA 15:00
12535
LJN R GARIBRATH LUCKNOW NE 14:40 RAIPUR JN 07:15
12536
LJN GARIBRATH RAIPUR JN 12:20 LUCKNOW NE 05:05
12569
JYG ANVT G RATH JAYNAGAR 12:10 ANAND VIHAR TRM 08:25
12570
JYG GARIB RATH ANAND VIHAR TRM 17:00 JAYNAGAR 13:30
12593
LJN BPL G R LUCKNOW NE 22:45 BHOPAL JN 09:35
12594
LJN GARIB RATH BHOPAL JN 22:45 LUCKNOW NE 09:45
12611
NZM GARIB RATH CHENNAI CENTRAL 06:10 H NIZAMUDDIN 10:20
12612
MAS GARIB RATH H NIZAMUDDIN 16:00 CHENNAI CENTRAL 20:15
12735
YPR GARIB RATH SECUNDERABAD JN 19:15 YESVANTPUR JN 07:10
12736
SC GARIB RATH YESVANTPUR JN 20:50 SECUNDERABAD JN 08:35
12739
VSKP GARIB RATH VISHAKAPATNAM 20:30 SECUNDERABAD JN 08:10
12740
VSKP GARIB RATH SECUNDERABAD JN 20:15 VISHAKAPATNAM 07:30
12831
BBS GARIB RATH DHANBAD JN 16:00 BHUBANESWAR 08:15
12832
DHN GARIB RATH BHUBANESWAR 20:10 DHANBAD JN 10:45
12877
RNC GARIB RATH RANCHI 17:10 NEW DELHI 10:50
12878
NDLS RNC G RATH NEW DELHI 16:10 RANCHI 10:40
12881
HWH PURI G RATH HOWRAH JN 20:55 PURI 05:55
12882
PURI HWH G RATH PURI 22:15 HOWRAH JN 07:05
12909
NZM GARIB RATH BANDRA TERMINUS 16:55 H NIZAMUDDIN 09:45
12910
BDTS GARIB RATH H NIZAMUDDIN 15:40 BANDRA TERMINUS 08:10
12983
AII CDG G RATH AJMER JN 17:55 CHANDIGARH 06:40
12984
CDG AII G RATH CHANDIGARH 21:05 AJMER JN 09:55
22405
BGP GARIB RATH BHAGALPUR 13:30 ANAND VIHAR TRM 08:25
22406
RJPB GARIB RATH ANAND VIHAR TRM 17:00 BHAGALPUR 11:30
22407
BSB ANVT G RATH VARANASI JN 19:30 ANAND VIHAR TRM 10:00
22408
BSB GARIB RATH ANAND VIHAR TRM 18:10 VARANASI JN 08:05
22409
ANVT GARIB RATH SASARAM 21:15 ANAND VIHAR TRM 11:50
22410
SSM GARIB RATH ANAND VIHAR TRM 19:15 SASARAM 08:15