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Somnath-Puri special train from May 13

rp_IMG_2383-300x30011.jpgApril 29 (TravelAndy): A pair of special trains will run between the pilgrimage destinations of Somnath in west Indian state of Gujarat and Puri, situated on the eastern coast of the country in Odisha.
Train No. 09207 Somnath – Puri (Weekly) Special train will leave Somnath at 07.20 every Saturday and reach Puri at 10.05  the next Monday from May 13 to July 1, 2017.
In the return direction, Train No.09208 Puri – Somnath (Weekly) Special train will leave Puri at 19.45 every Wednesday and reach Somnath at 21.00 hrs the next Friday from May 17 to July 5, 2017.
The train will have AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, sleeper class and general second class coaches.
The train will halt at Veraval, Keshod, Junagadh, Jetalsar, Virpur, Gondal, Bhakti Nagar, Rajkot, Wankaner, Surendra Nagar, Ahmedabad, Nadiad, Anand, Vadodara, Bharuch, Surat, Nandurbar, Amalner, Jalgaon, Bhusaval, Malkapur, Shegaon, Akola, Badnera Jn, Wardha Jn, Nagpur, Gondia Jn, Raj Nandgaon, Durg, Raipur, Mahasamund, Kariar Road, Kantabanji, Titlagarh, Kesinga, Rayagada, Vizianagaram, Ichchapuram, Brahmapur, Balugaon and Khurda Road stations in both directions.
This will be the only train running between Somnath and Puri.

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India: Alternate train for wait-listed passengers

IMG_2383March 22 (TravelAndy): Indian Railways will now allow wait-listed passengers to avail confirmed seat in the next train to the same destination, without any extra charge.

This is good news for train passengers in India because wait lists run into the hundreds frequently in this country.

The railway ministry, tweeted this today through its official handle @RailMinIndia. Continue Reading →

India’s fastest train on Delhi-Agra route

Logo squareApril 6 (TravelAndy): India’s railway minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off the country’s fastest train – Gatimaan Express – in Delhi yesterday.

The train completed its maiden run of 200km, between Delhi and Agra, in 100 minutes.

The train is a semi high-speed one and can run at the maximum speed of 160kmph, faster than any existing trains in India. Continue Reading →

Single bus-train tickets for travellers

Logo squareSeptember 8 (TravelAndy): As a first of its kind in India, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) have joined hands to start integrated online ticketing system for travellers, reported the Times of India.

This is an attempt to reach out to destinations inaccessible by train and also to facilitate travel for tourists who prefer road trips.

This scheme allows a passenger to book a UPSRTC bus ticket along with a train ticket from the IRCTC online portal. Continue Reading →

Spanish trains await India debut

rp_DSCN0415-300x225.jpgJuly 25 (TravelAndy): The Indian government has given an in-principle nod to Madrid-based locomotive makers Talgo to trial run their lighter and faster trains on the Mumbai-Delhi railway route.


If the plan works out, this could potentially decrease the train travel time between the two cities to 12 hours from the current 17.

The shipping process of trains from Spain to India awaits an official go-ahead from India, said Talgo CEO Jose Maria Oriol after a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Continue Reading →