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Special Joyride train during Ghum Festival at Darjeeling Himalayan Railway; Continuation of Silchar – Kolkata – Silchar festival special train

To meet the demand of tourist during the upcoming annual Ghum Festival, N. F. Railway has decided to operate an evening service of o­ne special joyride under the toy train service of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. The joyride will run between Darjeeling and Ghum in both directions o­n every weekend starting from 12th November till 04thDecember, 2022 for 8 trips in view of upcoming three week-long festival.

Joyride special train no. 02551 (Darjeeling – Ghum - Darjeeling), will depart from Darjeeling at 18:00 hours to reach Ghum at 18:45 hours. o­n its return journey the train will depart from Ghum at 19:15 hours to reach Darjeeling at 19:45 hours. The joy ride special will run with a composition of 03 First Class Chair Car. There will be 30 seats each at every first class chair car coach.

Moreover, in a bid to clear extra rush of passenger, it has been decided to continue the running of 05639/05640 (Silchar – Kolkata - Silchar) festival special train for another ten trips with its existing timings, stoppages and composition.

Special train no. 05639 (Silchar – Kolkata) will run for another ten trips leaving from Silchar at 06:00 hours o­n all Thursdays to reach Kolkata at 13:00 hours o­n the next day from 10th November, 2022 till 12th January, 2023. In return direction, special train no. 05640 (Kolkata - Silchar) will run for another ten trips leaving from Kolkata at 15:00 hours o­n all Fridays to reach Silchar at 00:30 hours o­n Sunday from 11thNovember, 2022 till 13th January, 2023. 

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