Railways to operate special trains connecting Amritsar, New Jalpaiguri. Details here
Indian Railways has decided to operate special summer trains between Amritsar and New Jalpaiguri. Passengers from Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal will greatly benefit from this initiative. According to Northern Railway Spokesman, Deepak Kumar, for the convenience of rail passengers, Indian Railways has decided to run weekly special train 04653/04654 between Amritsar and New Jalpaiguri as follows:
04654 Amritsar–New Jalpaiguri The special train will depart from Amritsar at 08:40 every Wednesday and reach New Jalpaiguri at 17:45 the following day.
On the way back, special train 04653 New Jalpaiguri – Amritsar will depart from New Jalpaiguri at 07:00 every Friday and reach Amritsar at 16:20 the following day.
STOPS AND COMPOSITIONS
This special train has AC-3 and Sleeper class cars.
It will stop at Saharanpur, Moradabad, Sitapur, Gorakhpur, Chhapra, Muzaffarpur, Samastipur and Katihar railway stations in both directions.
This is not the first time that Indian Railways has introduced new trains. Recently, the railways introduced 6 weekly summer special trains between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai and Nagpur/Malda Town to eliminate the extra influx of passengers.
He also announced the establishment of several special summer trains at special fares to various destinations between Mumbai, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Surat and Subedarganj in Uttar Pradesh.
“Reservations for special train no. 01033/01034 and 01031 on special charges have started at all computer reservation centers and on the website www.irctc.co.in,” a statement from Central Railway said.
In March 2020, the railways suspended online catering and other services, such as bedding and blankets, following a rise in COVID-19 cases and the ensuing lockdown. After a long shutdown, in August 2021, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Cooperation (IRCTC) resumed e-Catering services.
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