Garib Rath

Garib Rath Train was introduced in 2005 by Indian Railways by then Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, Garib Rath is an Air-conditioned train started specially and specifically for travelers who cannot afford to travel in AC like other posh trains such as Shatabadi Express and Rajdhani Express. Devoted to financially weaker sections of the society, this fully AC train runs at a faster speed than other normal super fast train of recent times.

Alternatively known as “Poor Man’s Chariot”, Garib Rath treks at a pace of 130kmph, almost same as Rajdhani Express’s speed. The journey of this train for the first time began from Saharsa, Bihar to Amritsar, Punjab. Critics and travelers observed that her maiden journey was chosen between two uncommon and unimportant routes as Lalu Prasad Yadav reckoned many people to migrate from Bihar to Punjab. Regardless of this criticism, the Garib Rath has collected positive reviews from all passengers with her capacity reaching 100% even during off-season.

Garib Rath Amenities

Garib Rath provides its passengers facilities such as a fridge, microwave oven, TV, cooler, fan and a toaster. An incessant running electronic display displays the distance and time remaining to reach the next station, and the estimated time to reach there.

The train coaches are decked up with beautiful art and paintings of Indian Heritage.  The passengers are however asked to carry their own blankets and pillows, but in case they need it from the train, they might have to shell out extra money to get them.

This new invention in Indian Railways has led to more new connections and links to commercially important routes. Off late, this “Poor Man’s Chariot” is being compared to August Kranti Rajdhani Express.

List of Garib Rath Trains

There are many other Garib Rath trains started by Indian Railways few of which are mentioned as follows-

  1. Nagpur Garib Rath
  2. Pune Garib Rath
  3. Mumbai Garib Rath
  4. JBP Garib Rath
  5. Lokmanta Tilak Terminus- Kochuveli Vikram Sarabhai Terminal Garib Rath
  6. Garib Rath Exp
  7. SHC Garib Rath
  8. Jammu Garib Rath
  9. KGM Garib Rath
  10. CNB Garib Rath, and many others.

Garib Rath Train Name & Time Table

Train No Train Name Train Source Stn Source Dep. Time Train Destination Stn Dest. Arr. Time
12211 / Anvt Garib Rath Muzaffarpur Junction 15:15 Anand Vihar Trm 12:35
22409 / Anvt Garib Rath Gaya Junction 19:30 Anand Vihar Trm 11:50
12831 / Bbs Garib Rath Dhanbad Junction 16:00 Bhubaneswar 8:15
12910 / Bdts Garib Rath H Nizamuddin 15:35 Bandra Terminus 8:10
22405 / Bgp Garib Rath Bhagalpur 13:30 Anand Vihar Trm 8:20
22408 / Bsb Garib Rath Anand Vihar Trm 18:15 Varanasi Junction 8:05
12210 / Cnb Garib Rath Kathgodam 18:30 Kanpur Central 4:35
02187 / Cstm Garibrath Jabalpur 19:30 Mumbai Cst 12:15
12216 / Dee Garibrath Bandra Terminus 12:55 Delhi S Rohilla 12:10
12832 / Dhn Garib Rath Bhubaneswar 20:10 Dhanbad Junction 10:45
15715 / Garib Nawaj Express Kishanganj 6:05 Ajmer Junction 21:30
15716 / Garib Nawaj Express Ajmer Junction 11:05 Kishanganj 3:30
16532 / Garib Nawaz Express Bangalore Cy Junction 17:00 Ajmer Junction 17:30
14606 / Garib Rath Express Amritsar Junction 5:55 Lal Kuan 20:50
12203 / Garib Rath Express Saharsa Junction 15:00 Amritsar Junction 21:00
14605 / Garib Rath Express Lal Kuan 23:15 Amritsar Junction 14:45
02710 / Gdr Garibrathsp Secunderabad Junction 11:00 Gudur Junction 21:40
12517 / Ghy Garib Rath Kolkata 21:40 Guwahati 15:40
12207 / Jammu Garib Rat Kathgodam 18:30 Jammu Tawi 9:40
12188 / Jbp Garib Rath Mumbai Cst 13:30 Jabalpur 6:00
02188 / Jbp Garibrath S Mumbai Cst 13:30 Jabalpur 6:00
12570 / Jyg Garib Rath Anand Vihar Trm 16:55 Jaynagar 13:30
12201 / Kcvl Garib Rath Lokmanyatilak T 16:55 Kochuveli 20:20
12208 / Kgm Garib Rath Jammu Tawi 23:25 Kathgodam 14:35
12209 / Kgm Garib Rath Kanpur Central 6:15 Kathgodam 15:05
12360 / Kol Garib Rath Patna Junction 20:10 Kolkata 5:15
12518 / Kol Garib Rath Guwahati 21:00 Kolkata 15:00
12594 / Ljn Garib Rath Bhopal Junction 22:45 Lucknow Ne 9:45
12536 / Ljn Garibrath Raipur Junction 12:20 Lucknow Ne 5:05
12535 / Ljn R Garibrath Lucknow Ne 14:25 Raipur Junction 7:15
12202 / Ltt Garib Rath Kochuveli 8:50 Lokmanyatilak T 11:45
12612 / Mas Garib Rath H Nizamuddin 15:55 Chennai Central 20:15
06027 / Mas Garibrath S Pune Junction 14:15 Chennai Central 11:35
12212 / Mfp Garib Rath Anand Vihar Trm 20:55 Muzaffarpur Junction 18:05
12187 / Mumbai Garibrat Jabalpur 19:30 Mumbai Cst 12:15
12113 / Nagpur Garibrat Pune Junction 17:40 Nagpur 9:25
12909 / Nzm Garib Rath Bandra Terminus 16:50 H Nizamuddin 9:40
12611 / Nzm Garib Rath Chennai Central 6:10 H Nizamuddin 10:25
12359 / Pnbe Garib Rath Kolkata 20:00 Patna Junction 5:30
12114 / Pune Garibrath Nagpur 18:35 Pune Junction 9:45
22884 / Puri Garib Rath Yesvantpur Junction 22:40 Puri 5:55
18632 / Rnc Garib Nawaz Ajmer Junction 19:30 Ranchi 4:15
12877 / Rnc Garib Rath Ranchi 16:40 New Delhi 10:50
18631 / Rnc Garibnwaz E Ranchi 20:10 Ajmer Junction 5:20
16531 / Sbc Garib Nawaj Ajmer Junction 5:35 Bangalore Cy Junction 4:45
12736 / Sc Garib Rath Yesvantpur Junction 19:15 Secunderabad Junction 8:35
02709 / Sc Garibrath Special Gudur Junction 0:40 Secunderabad Junction 11:30
02204 / Shc Garib Rath Amritsar Junction 23:00 Saharsa Junction 8:50
12204 / Shc Garib Rath Amritsar Junction 4:20 Saharsa Junction 10:10
22410 / Ssm Garib Rath Anand Vihar Trm 19:10 Gaya Junction 9:50
12739 / Vskp Garib Rath Vishakapatnam 20:30 Secunderabad Junction 8:10
12740 / Vskp Garib Rath Secunderabad Junction 20:15 Vishakapatnam 7:30
12735 / Ypr Garib Rath Secunderabad Junction 19:15 Yesvantpur Junction 7:40

Future Services

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  1. Bhopal - Lucknow Garib Rath Express (Weekly)
  2. Bhopal -Mumbai CST Garib Rath Express (Bi-Weekly)
  3. Kochuveli- Secunderabad
  4. Ajmer-Bhagalpur via Delhi Garib Rath Express (Bi-Weekly)
  5. Jammu Tawi-Darbhanga Garib Rath Express (Weekly)
  6. Sitamarhi-Delhi Garib Rath Express via Patna (Weekly)
  7. Kochuveli- Allepy-Yeshwanthpur