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NFR to operate puja special trains to ease journey of travellers

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HT Bureau
GUWAHATI, Sept 15: The Northeast Frontier Railway has decided to operate another four pairs of puja special trains to clear the extra rush of passengers during the forthcoming puja season. The puja special trains will run between Kamakhya – Sealdah – Kamakhya and New Jalpaiguri – Howrah – New Jalpaiguri.
Suvidha Puja Special train no. 82313 (Sealdah – Kamakhya) will run for one trip leaving from Sealdah at 23:50 hours on September 30, 2022 (Friday) to reach Kamakhya via Goalpara Town at 17:45 hours on the next day. In return direction, Suvidha Puja Special train no. 82314 (Kamakhya – Sealdah) will run for one trip leaving from Kamakhya via Goalpara Town at 23:15 hours on October 1, 2022 (Saturday) to reach Sealdah at 22:40 hours on the next day.
Suvidha Puja Special train no. 82301 (Howrah – New Jalpaiguri) will run for one trip leaving from Howrah at 23:40 hours on October 5, 2022 (Wednesday) to reach New Jalpaiguri at 10:10 hours on the next day. In return direction, Suvidha Puja Special train no. 82302 (New Jalpaiguri – Howrah) will run for one trip leaving from New Jalpaiguri at 12:35 hours on October 6, 2022 (Thursday) to reach Howrah at 00:50 hours on the next day.
Puja Special train no. 03027 (Howrah – New Jalpaiguri) will run for eight trips leaving from Howrah at 23:40 hours on all Wednesdays to reach New Jalpaiguri at 10:10 hours on the next day from October 12 till November 30, 2022. In return direction, Puja Special train no. 03028 (New Jalpaiguri – Howrah) will run for eight trips leaving from New Jalpaiguri at 12:35 hours on all Thursdays to reach Howrah at 00:50 hours on the next day from October 13 till December 1, 2022.
AC Puja Special train no. 03173 (Sealdah – Kamakhya) will run for eight trips leaving from Sealdah at 23:50 hours on all Fridays to reach Kamakhya via Goalpara Town at 17:45 hours on the next day from October 7 till November 25, 2022. In return direction, AC Puja Special train no. 03174 (Kamakhya – Sealdah) will run for eight trips leaving from Kamakhya via Goalpara Town at 23:15 hours on all Saturdays to reach Sealdah at 22:40 hours on the next day from October 8 till November 26, 2022.
All the puja special trains will run via Bandel, Azimganj, Malda Town and Kishanganj during its both ways journey.
Additionally, it has been decided to extend the service of train no. 08048/08047 (New Jalpaiguri – Santragachi Jn. – New Jalpaiguri) for another seven trips with its existing composition, timings and stoppages. Train no. 08047 (Santragachi Jn. – New Jalpaiguri) will depart from Santragachi Jn. from September 16 till October 28, 2022. Train no. 08048 (New Jalpaiguri – Santragachi Jn.) will depart from New Jalpaiguri from September 17 till October 29, 2022.
The details of stoppages and timings of these trains are available in IRCTC website and are also being notified in various newspapers and social media platforms of NF Railway. Passengers are requested to verify the details before undertaking their journey.

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