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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

Garib Rath
Train Number
Garib Rath Train Name Source Departure Destination Arrival
02187 CSTM Garibrath JABALPUR 19:30 MUMBAI CST 12:15
02188 JBP Garibrath SP MUMBAI CST 13:30 JABALPUR 06:00
06019 MAS NCJ EXPRESS CHENNAI CENTRAL 22:30 NAGERCOIL JN 14:00
06020 CHENNAI EXP NAGERCOIL JN 15:00 CHENNAI CENTRAL 09:35
12113 NAGPUR Garibrath PUNE JN 17:40 NAGPUR 09:25
12114 PUNE Garibrath NAGPUR 18:35 PUNE JN 09:45
12187 MUMBAI Garibrath JABALPUR 19:30 MUMBAI CST 12:15
12188 JBP Garib Rath MUMBAI CST 13:30 JABALPUR 06:00
12201 KCVL Garib Rath LOKMANYATILAK T 16:55 KOCHUVELI 20:30
12202 LTT Garib Rath KOCHUVELI 08:50 LOKMANYATILAK T 11:45
12203 Garib Rath EXP SAHARSA JN 15:00 AMRITSAR JN 20:45
12204 SHC Garib Rath AMRITSAR JN 04:40 SAHARSA JN 10:10
12207 JAMMU Garib Rath KATHGODAM 18:30 JAMMU TAWI 09:40
12208 KGM Garib Rath JAMMU TAWI 23:45 KATHGODAM 14:35
12209 KGM Garib Rath KANPUR CENTRAL 06:15 KATHGODAM 15:05
12210 CNB Garib Rath KATHGODAM 18:30 KANPUR CENTRAL 04:30
12211 ANVT Garib Rath MUZAFFARPUR JN 15:15 ANAND VIHAR TRM 12:25
12212 MKI Garib Rath ANAND VIHAR TRM 21:10 MUZAFFARPUR JN 17:55
12215 DEE BDTS G Rath DELHI S ROHILLA 09:20 BANDRA TERMINUS 08:10
12216 DEE Garibrath BANDRA TERMINUS 12:55 DELHI S ROHILLA 12:20
12247 BDTS NZM Yuva E BANDRA TERMINUS 16:55 H NIZAMUDDIN 09:45
12248 NZM BDTS Yuva H NIZAMUDDIN 15:40 BANDRA TERMINUS 09:20
12249 HWH NDLS Yuva E HOWRAH JN 17:10 NEW DELHI 10:50
12250 NDLS HWH Yuva NEW DELHI 16:10 HOWRAH JN 10:40
12255 PUDUCHERRY EXP YESVANTPUR JN 23:15 PUDUCHERRY 09:40
12256 YESVANTPUR EXP PUDUCHERRY 22:05 YESVANTPUR JN 08:25
12257 KOCHUVELI GR YESVANTPUR JN 21:00 KOCHUVELI 12:40
12258 YESVANTPUR EXP KOCHUVELI 16:35 YESVANTPUR JN 09:05
12359 PNBE Garib Rath KOLKATA 20:00 PATNA JN 05:30
12360 KOL Garib Rath PATNA JN 20:10 KOLKATA 05:15
12517 GHY Garib Rath KOLKATA 21:40 GUWAHATI 15:40
12518 KOL Garib Rath GUWAHATI 21:00 KOLKATA 15:00
12535 LJN R Garibrath LUCKNOW NE 14:40 RAIPUR JN 07:15
12536 LJN Garibrath RAIPUR JN 12:20 LUCKNOW NE 05:05
12569 JYG ANVT G Rath JAYNAGAR 12:10 ANAND VIHAR TRM 08:25
12570 JYG Garib Rath ANAND VIHAR TRM 17:00 JAYNAGAR 13:30
12593 LJN BPL G R LUCKNOW NE 22:45 BHOPAL JN 09:35
12594 LJN Garib Rath BHOPAL JN 22:45 LUCKNOW NE 09:45
12611 NZM Garib Rath CHENNAI CENTRAL 06:10 H NIZAMUDDIN 10:20
12612 MAS Garib Rath H NIZAMUDDIN 16:00 CHENNAI CENTRAL 20:15
12735 YPR Garib Rath SECUNDERABAD JN 19:15 YESVANTPUR JN 07:10
12736 SC Garib Rath YESVANTPUR JN 20:50 SECUNDERABAD JN 08:35
12739 VSKP Garib Rath VISHAKAPATNAM 20:30 SECUNDERABAD JN 08:10
12740 VSKP Garib Rath SECUNDERABAD JN 20:15 VISHAKAPATNAM 07:30
12831 BBS Garib Rath DHANBAD JN 16:00 BHUBANESWAR 08:15
12832 DHN Garib Rath BHUBANESWAR 20:10 DHANBAD JN 10:45
12877 RNC Garib Rath RANCHI 17:10 NEW DELHI 10:50
12878 NDLS RNC G Rath NEW DELHI 16:10 RANCHI 10:40
12881 HWH PURI G Rath HOWRAH JN 20:55 PURI 05:55
12882 PURI HWH G Rath PURI 22:15 HOWRAH JN 07:05
12909 NZM Garib Rath BANDRA TERMINUS 16:55 H NIZAMUDDIN 09:45
12910 BDTS Garib Rath H NIZAMUDDIN 15:40 BANDRA TERMINUS 08:10
12983 AII CDG G Rath AJMER JN 17:55 CHANDIGARH 06:40
12984 CDG AII G Rath CHANDIGARH 21:05 AJMER JN 09:55
22405 BGP Garib Rath BHAGALPUR 13:30 ANAND VIHAR TRM 08:25
22406 RJPB Garib Rath ANAND VIHAR TRM 17:00 BHAGALPUR 11:30
22407 BSB ANVT G Rath VARANASI JN 19:30 ANAND VIHAR TRM 10:00
22408 BSB Garib Rath ANAND VIHAR TRM 18:10 VARANASI JN 08:05
22409 ANVT Garib Rath SASARAM 21:15 ANAND VIHAR TRM 11:50
22410 SSM Garib Rath ANAND VIHAR TRM 19:15 SASARAM 08:15

Future Services

Services will start shortly

  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

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