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South Eastern Railway to run four Holi specials 

Timings announced for trains to Odisha, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh
Tatanagar Railway station
Tatanagar Railway station
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Pinaki Majumdar   |   Jamshedpur   |   Published 13.03.22, 05:17 PM

South Eastern Railway (SER) has decided to run four special trains to clear the extra rush of  passengers during Holi.

According to a circular issued by the office of the  Chief Passenger Transportation Manager ( CPTM ) at Garden Reach, the Calcutta-based headquarters of SER, the first train, the Shalimar-Malatipatpur (Near Puri) Special will leave Shalimar on March 17. The return train will  leave Malatipatpur the next day on  March 18.

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The  Shalimar-Malatipatpur Special will leave Shalimar at 6.30pm and will reach Malatipatpur at 2.55am the next day. 

On the other way,  the  Malatipatpur-Shalimar Special will leave Malatipatpur at 2.55 pm and  will arrive Shalimar at 11.40 pm, the same day. 

The second Holi special train between Tatanagar and Chhapra will leave Tatanagar on March 17. The return train will leave Chhapra on March 20. The  Tatanagar-Chhapra Special will leave Tatanagar at 12.15 pm and will reach Chhapra at 2.05 am the next day. 

In the other direction, the Chhapra-Tatanagar Special will leave Chhapra at 12.50 am and arrive Tatanagar at 4 pm, the same day. The special trains will have stoppages at Purulia and Joychandi Pahar stations in SER jurisdiction.

The third Holi special train,  Shalimar-Gorakhpur Special, will leave Shalimar on March 16 while the return train will leave Gorakhpur on March 20. The Shalimar-Gorakhpur Special will leave Shalimar at 8.20 pm and will reach Gorakhpur at 5.20 pm the next day. 

In the opposite direction, the Gorakhpur-Shalimar Special will leave Gorakhpur at 1.40 pm and  will arrive Shalimar at 9.30 am, the next day. 

The special train will have stoppages at Santragachi, Kharagpur, Tatanagar, Purulia and Bhojudih stations in SER jurisdiction. The fourth special train, Shalimar-Darbhanga Special, will leave Shalimar on March 16. The return train will  leave Darbhanga on March 17.   

The  Shalimar-Darbhanga Special will leave Shalimar at 3.40 pm and will reach Darbhanga at 10 am the next day. In the other direction, the Darbhanga-Shalimar Special will leave Darbhanga at 11.05 pm and  will arrive Shalimar at 3.15 pm, the next day. 

The special train will have stoppages at Santragachi, Kharagpur, Tatanagar, Purulia and Bokaro steel City stations under  SER jurisdiction. This year Holi, the festival of colours, will be celebrated on March 19.

The Holi  rush in trains and long distance buses heading for Bihar  is expected to gain momentum from Monday.



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