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Central Railway shares details of 26 Holi special extra trains

These special trains will be operated on north-bound routes from Mumbai and Pune. Four weekly special trains each will be operated on Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Patna, LTT- Varanasi, LTT-Mau and Pune-Danapur route. 10 extra trains will be run between Pune and Balharshah. These trains will run between March 5 and 15. Ticket bookings will open on February 29.

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Last Updated: Feb 27, 2020, 10.08 AM IST
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Central Railway shares details of 26 Holi special extra trains
Every year, Holi witnesses a mad rush on many routes of Indian Railways.
As many as 26 additional trains will be run during Holi to cater to the festive rush, the Central Railway has announced.

These special trains will be operated on north-bound routes from Mumbai and Pune, a release by the Railways states.

Four weekly special trains each will be operated on Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Patna, LTT- Varanasi, LTT-Mau and Pune-Danapur route. 10 extra trains will be run between Pune and Balharshah.

These trains will run between March 5 and 15. Ticket bookings for these trains will open on February 29, said Central Railway.

Below are the names, routes, halts and timings of these special trains as mentioned by the Railway release.

Pune - Balharshah Special Train (via Vasai Road) [10 trips]
Train No. 02049 Pune - Balharshah Superfast Special train (via Vasai Road) will depart from Pune at 17:30 hrs on Tuesday, will arriveVasai Road at 21:50 hrs the same day. It will reach Balharshah at 14:25 hrs on Wednesday. This train will run from March 3 to March 31, 2020.

Similarly, Train No. 01480 Balharshah - Pune Special train (via Vasai Road) will depart from Balharshah at 18:15 hrs on Wednesday and will arrive Vasai Road at 13:10 hrs on Thursday. It will reach Pune at 17:00 hrs on the same day. This train will run from March 4 to April 1, 2020.

This train will have AC II Tier, AC III Tier, Sleeper class and General Second class coaches. The train will halt at Lonavala, Kalyan, Vasai Road, Palghar, Vapi, Navsari, Bhestan, Chalthan, Nandurbar, Amalner, Dharangaon, Jalgaon, Bhusaval, Malkapur, Shegaon, Akola, Badnera, Dhamangaon, Wardha Jn, Hinganghat and Chandrapur Maharashtra stations in both the directions.

Central Railway's 26 Holi special trains

1) LTT-Patna-LTT specials (weekly) 4 trips
Train No. 02041 Weekly Special will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 05:10 hrs on Thursday 5.3.2020 and 12.3.2020 and will arrive Patna at 11.20 hrs on next day i.e. Friday.

Train No. 01104 Weekly Special will leave Patna at 21.00 hrs on Friday 6.3.2020 and 13.3.2020 and will arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 04.10 hrs third day i.e. Sunday.

Halts: Thane, Kalyan , Igatpuri, Nashik Road, Bhusaval, Khandwa, Harda, Itarsi, Pipapriya, Gadarwara, Narsinghpur, Madan Mahal, Jabalpur, Katni, Maihar, Satna, Manikpur, Allahabad Chheoki, Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaye, Buxar and Ara.

Composition: One AC 2 Tier, Three AC-3 Tier, 14 Sleeper class and 5 General Second Class.

2) LTT- Varanasi- LTT specials (weekly) 4 trips
Train No. 01117 Weekly Special will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 23:05 hrs on Sunday 8.3.2020 and 15.3.2020 and will arrive Varanasi at 6:15 hrs on third day i.e. Tuesday.

02048 Weekly Special will leave Varanasi at 8:00 hrs on Tuesday 10.3.2020 and 17.3.2020 and will arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 14:00 hrs next day.

Halts: Thane, Kalyan, Igatpuri, Nashik Road, Bhusaval, Khandwa, Harda, Itarsi, Pipapriya, Gadarwara, Narsinghpur, Madan Mahal, Jabalpur, Katni, Maihar, Satna, Manikpur and Allahabad Chheoki.

Composition: One AC 2 Tier, Three AC-3 Tier, 14 Sleeper class and 5 General Second Class.

3) LTT- MAU- LTT specials (weekly) 4 trips
Train No. 02043 Weekly Special will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 5.10 hrs on Saturday 7.3.2020 and 14.3.2020 and will arrive Mau at 9:50 hrs on next day i.e. Sunday.

01120 Weekly Special will leave Mau at 19:25 hrs on Sunday 08.3.2020 and 15.3.2020 and will arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 05:00 hrs Third day.

Halts: Thane, Kalyan, Igatpuri, Nashik Road, Bhusaval, Khandwa, Harda, Itarsi, Hoshangabad, Bhopal, Vidisha, Bina, Saugor, Damoh, Katni Murwara, Maihar, Satna, Manikpur and Allahabad Chheoki, Varanasi and Aunrihar Jn.

Composition: One AC 2 Tier, Three AC-3 Tier, 14 Sleeper class and 5 General Second Class.

4) Pune-Danapur-Pune specials (weekly) 4 trips
Train No. 01123 Weekly Special will leave Pune at 17:40 hrs on Sunday 8.3.2020 and 15.3.2020 and will arrive Danapur at 01:30 hrs on third day i.e. Tuesday.

Train No. 01124 Weekly Special will leave Danapur at 6:30 hrs on 11.3.2020 and 17.3.2020 and will arrive Pune at 17:10 hrs next day.

Halts: Ahmednagar, Belapur, Kopargaon, Manmad, Bhusaval, Khandwa, Itarsi, Pipapriya, Gadarwara, Narsinghpur, Madan Mahal, Jabalpur, Katni, Maihar, Satna, Manikpur, Allahabad Chheoki, Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaye, Buxar and Ara.

Composition: One AC 2 Tier, Three AC-3 Tier, 14 Sleeper class and 5 General Second Class.

5)Pune-Ballarshah-Pune specials (weekly) 10 trips
Train No. 02049 Weekly Special will leave Pune at 17:30 hrs on every Tuesday from 3.3.2020 to 31.3.2020 (5 Trips) and will arrive Ballarshah at 14:25 hrs next day.

Train No. 01480 Weekly Special will leave Ballarshah at 18:15 hrs on every Wednesday from 04.03.2020 to 01.04.2020 (5 Trips) and will arrive Pune at 17:00 hrs next day.

Halts: Lonavala, Kalyan, Vasai Road, Virar, Palghar, Vapi, Valsad, Navsari, Bhestan, Chalthan, Nandurbar, Amalner, Dharagaon, Paldhi, Jalgaon, Bhusaval, Malkapur, Shegaon, Akola, Badnera, Dhamangaon, Wardha, Hinganghat and Chandrapur.

Composition: One AC 2 Tier, Five AC-3 Tier, 8 Sleeper class and 6 General Second Class.

Reservation: Bookings for Special Train No. 02041/01117/02043/01123 and 02049/01480 special trains on special charges will open from February 29 at all PRS locations and o-n website. General second class coaches will run as unreserved coaches and tickets can be booked through UTS as applicable to superfast mail/express trains.

*All info from Railways

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