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Two summer special trains to operate from Guwahati

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HT Bureau

GUWAHATI, April 20: The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) will operate two pairs of special trains from Guwahati to meet the escalating demand of passengers during the summer rush.

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One special train will operate between Guwahati and Sambalpur in Odisha, while another will operate between Guwahati and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra in Jammu and Kashmir. Both these trains will operate for 10 trips each in both directions. Both the special trains will consist of AC 3-tier, sleeper class and general seating coaches for the convenience of passengers.

Accordingly, the Sambalpur – Guwahati Special will depart from Sambalpur at 18:50 hours on every Monday from April 22 to June 24 to reach Guwahati at 01:20 hours on Wednesday. In return direction, the Guwahati – Sambalpur Special will depart from Guwahati at 08:00 hours on every Wednesday from April 24 to June 26 to reach Sambalpur at 16:15 hours on the next day.

During its both ways journey, the special train will run via Kamakhya, New Bongaigaon, New Alipurduar Jn., New Jalpaiguri, Kishanganj, Malda Town, Bhattanagar, Kharagpur, Balasore, Kapilas Road, Angul, Kerejanga etc.

Also, the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra – Guwahati Special will depart from Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra at 21:30 hours on every Friday from April 26 to June 28 to reach Guwahati at 19:10 hours on Sunday. In return direction, the Guwahati – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Special will depart from Guwahati at 23:20 hours on every Monday from April 29 to July 1 to reach Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra at 20:45 hours on Wednesday.

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During its both ways journey, the special train will run via Kamakhya, Goalpara Town, New Bongaigaon, New Cooch Behar, New Jalpaiguri, Kishanganj, Katihar, Barauni, Hajipur, Gorakhpur, Gonda, Bareilly,Saharanpur, Ambala Cantt, Ludhiana, Pathankot Cantt, Jammu Tawi etc. Another special train, the Mysuru – Muzaffarpur – Mysuru is being operated between Mysuru and Muzaffarpur for 08 trips each on every Monday from Mysuru (with effect from April 15) and on every Thursday from Muzaffarpur (with effect from April 18). During its both way’s journey the train will have stoppages at Jolarpettai, Vijaywada Jn., Palasa, Malda Town, Kumedpur, Katihar, Barauni Jn. etc.

The details of stoppages and timings of these trains are available at IRCTC website and are also being notified in various newspapers and social media platforms of NFR.

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