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Garib Rath Express



April 24, 2024

  • The Garib Rath Express was a series of express trains in India Railway that were introduced to provide a more economical and budget-friendly travel option for passengers.
  • “Garib Rath” translates to “Poor Man’s Chariot” in English.
  • These trains were known for their affordable fares and were equipped with features like air-conditioned coaches, comfortable seating, and other basic amenities.
  • Affordable Fares: Garib Rath Express trains offered lower ticket prices compared to regular express trains, making them accessible to a wider range of passengers.
  • AC Coaches: These trains primarily featured air-conditioned coaches, providing a more comfortable travel experience, especially during the hot and humid Indian summers.
  • No Sleeper Class: Unlike most express trains in India, Garib Rath Express trains did not have a sleeper class. Instead, they offered only AC Three Tier (3AC) and AC Chair Car (CC) classes.
  • Limited Amenities: While Garib Rath Express trains offered basic amenities like bottled water, passengers were required to pay for additional services such as meals and bedding.
  • Dynamic Pricing: The fares for Garib Rath Express trains followed a dynamic pricing model, which meant that ticket prices could vary depending on factors like demand and time of booking.
  • No Pantry Cars: Garib Rath Express trains generally did not have pantry cars for on-board catering. Instead, passengers could purchase food and snacks from mobile vendors or at station stops.
Train No.DestinationsInaugurated on
12203/04Saharsa Junction–Amritsar Junction5 Oct 2006
12113/14Pune–Nagpur19 Jan 2009
12187/88Jabalpur Junction–Mumbai CSMT20 Feb 2009
12201/02Lokmanya Tilak Terminus–Kochuveli1 Feb 2008
12207/08Kathgodam–Jammu Tawi8 Apr 2008
12209/10Kanpur Central – Kathgodam16 Sep 2008
12211/12Muzaffarpur Junction–Anand Vihar Terminal11 Feb 2009
12215/16Delhi Sarai Rohilla–Bandra Terminus7 Feb 2008
12257/58Yesvantpur Junction–Kochuveli24 Feb 2009
12359/60Kolkata–Patna Junction24 Jan 2008
12517/18Kolkata–Guwahati Junction30 Mar 2008
12535/36Lucknow Charbagh–Raipur Junction23 Feb 2008
12569/70Jaynagar–Anand Vihar Terminal29 Sep 2008
12593/94Lucknow Charbagh–Bhopal Junction19 Nov 2011
12611/12Chennai Central–Hazrat Nizamuddin21 Feb 2007
12735/36Secunderabad Junction–Yesvantpur Junction1 Feb 2008
12739/40Visakhapatnam–Secunderabad25 Oct 2008
12831/32Bokaro Steel City–Bhubaneswar8 Mar 2008
12877/78Ranchi Junction–New Delhi28 Jan 2009
12881/82Kolkata Shalimar–Puri6 Jan 2009
12909/10Bandra Terminus–Hazrat Nizamuddin24 Feb 2007
12983/84Ajmer Junction – Chandigarh14 Feb 2009
22405/06Bhagalpur Junction–Anand Vihar Terminal10 Feb 2011
22407/08Banaras–Anand Vihar Terminal3 Mar 2009
22409/10Gaya Junction–Anand Vihar Terminal3 July 2011
22883/84Puri–Yesvantpur Junction20 July 2012