Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: In order to cater the rush of passengers, Eastern Railways and the Central Railways have announced several Holi special trains for the month. The list of trains announced has been given below.

Eastern Railways has arranged one more trip for each of 03041/03042 Howrah-Raxaul-Howrah and 03561/03562 Asansol-Patna-Asansol Holi Special trains.

03041/03042 Howrah-Raxaul-Howrah Holi Special Train will leave Howrah at 10.50pm on March 4, 2018 and arrive Raxaul at 3.45pm on March 5 next day. In return journey, this train will leave Raxaul at 7.45 pm on March 5 and will arrive Howrah at 12.15 the next day. The train will have sleeper class and general second class accommodation.

03561/03562 Asansol-Patna-Asansol Holi Special train will leave Asansol at 7.15am on March 10, 2018 and will arrive Patna Junction at 2.05pm on the same day. In return journey, this train leaving Patna at 3.15pm will arrive Asansol at 10 pm on the same day. This train will have second class reserved and unreserved accommodation.

Similarly, the Central Railways have arranged two special trains between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Madgaon for Holi and long weekend. Train No 01043 will depart from LTT at 1.10 am on Saturday and arrive Madgaon at 12.30 pm on the same day. In return journey, 01044 will leave Madgaon at 4.40pm on March 5, i.e on Sunday, and arrive at LTT at 4.10 am the next day.

The train will have stoppages at Thane, Panvel, Roha, Khed, Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Kankavali, Sindhudurg, Kudal, Thivim and Karmali. This train will have three AC-3 Tier, 12 sleeper class and eight general second class accommodation. Bookings for the special train on special charges were opened on March 2 at all PRS centres and on website www.irctc.co.in.

Note: General second class coaches will run as unreserved coaches and will be booked through UTS system.