What is Garib Rath express train?
The Garib Rath express train is one of the premier trains introduced by the Indian Railways in 2005 by Railways Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav to provide fully air-conditioned travel to those passengers who could not afford the expensive tickets of the fully air-conditioned Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi Express. Therefore, the Garib Rath, whose name means "Poor Man's Chariot", was introduced with the facilities of being fully air-conditioned and running faster than most other super-fast express trains running presently. The maximum speed of Garib Rath trains is 130 km/hr which is the same as Rajdhani's top speed. However, in Garib Rath trains, passengers are not normally provided with blankets and pillow and they have to pay extra to get those.

The maiden journey of the train started from Saharsa, Bihar to Amritsar, Punjab. Critics and observers alike noted that the maiden journey was chosen between two commercially unimportant routes as many local Bihari people had migrated to Punjab and Yadav's origination from Bihar led him to choose this route for political purposes. Despite the criticism, the Garib Rath has received positive reviews, with the train capacity reaching near 100% in off-season timings.
Garib Rath trains are also slated to have many amenities such as fridge, microwave oven... They will have continuous running electronic display which will show distance remaining, next station name and expected time to reach there. The coaches will also be decorated with beautiful paintings of Indian heritage artwork.
The emergence of the Garib Rath has led to more connections between commercially important routes, where these trains run faster and make fewer stops, such as the Bandra-Hazrat Nizammudin Express compared to the August Kranti Rajdhani Express.

Current Services
  1. Jabalpur - Mumbai Garibrath Express (Bi Weekly)

  2. Jabalpur - Mumbai Central Garib Rath Special Express (Once a Week)

  3. Bhopal - Lucknow Garib Rath (Once a Week)

  4. Indore - Bhopal Junction - Lucknow Garibrath Special (Once a Week)

  5. Nagpur - Pune Garib Rath (Thrice weekly)

  6. Ranchi - New Delhi Railway Station via Barkakana (Twice weekly)

  7. Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Mumbai - Kochuveli in Thiruvananthapuram.

  8. Saharsa - Amritsar via New Delhi.

  9. Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi - Dehradun.

  10. Jammu Tawi - Kathogodam near Nainital.

  11. Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi - Jayanagar in Bihar

  12. Kolkata - Patna

  13. Kolkata - Guwahati

  14. Lucknow - Nagpur by extending (Lucknow-Raipur)

  15. Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi - Chennai

  16. Secunderabad - Yesvantpur in Bangalore

  17. Ranchi - Bhubaneswar

  18. Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi - Bandra in Mumbai

  19. Jaipur - Bandra in Mumbai Now extended New Delhi - Bandra in Mumbai

  20. Secunderabad - Visakhapatnam 4 Days a Week. Daily from 1st Oct.

  21. Varanasi- New Delhi

  22. Yeswanthpur (bangalore) - Kochuveli in Thiruvananthapuram.(Thrice a week)

  23. Chandigarh-Jaipur

  24. Puri-Howrah

  25. Yeswanthpur(Bangalore) -Secunderabad 3 Days a Week
  26. Allahabad - Mumbai Garib Rath Express
  27. Bhopal-Lucknow Junction Garib Rath Express (Weekly)
  28. Ajmer-Bhagalpur via Delhi Garib Rath Express (Bi-Weekly)
  29. Jammu Tawi-Darbhanga Garib Rath Express (Weekly)
  30. Sitamarhi-Delhi Garib Rath Express via Patna (Weekly)

Post a Comment Blogger Disqus

  1. Can We Book a Bandra-NIzamuddin Garib Rath Ticket From IRCTC Website.

  2. Respected Railway Ministry/Administrator,

    We students travels regularly from MUMBAI to east MP( Satna Katni) and ALLAHABAD region. We students Humbly request and urging you to Kindly extend it to Allahabad to avoid railway loss. It will be more profitable if it would run up to Allahabad. GARIBRATH TRAIN(2188/2178)

    Kindly extend it to Allahabad

    Here are some losses calculated which railway bare in 9 to 10 month when train runs almost 40% to 50% empty to and from both way.
    If we shall calculate it like this way.
    Suppose 200 to 300 seats are not reserve then Railway loss.
    200*578 = 115600*2 = 231200 per trip loss.
    231200*9 = 2080800 (twenty lac eighty thousand eight hun.) per month loss.

    Twice in 2009 and 2010 Rail budget had been already announced to do extension but not implemented by railway department up till now.

    Please ! Do it Please As Soon As Possible

    Thanks & Regards

    Student's Groups (ALLAHABAD / SATNA, KATNI, MUMBAI)

  3. when booking a garib rath train on irctc it shows "No concessional Tickets allowed by Garib Rath Trains" message..what does this mean??

    1. hi Mr. Gandhi .. It is full fare instead of small fare.. Garib Rath is now AMIR RATH... no announcement done and fare has increased to same as luxury fare for similar train.. so one more way to earn from our pockets by RM

  4. how many days before the garib rath tickets will be available

    1. You can book the Garib rath trains ticket same as rule as per other trains too. Currently you can book the Advanced by 60 days and Tatkal Ticket 1 day in advance. For more information about the latest Advanced reservation booking details visit
      IRCTC Advanced Reservation Latest Details - http://www-irctc.blogspot.com/2013/04/advanced-reservation-period-reduced.html

  5. Can I include bed roll facilities in Garib Rath in already reserved berth through e ticket.

    1. No you can't book bed roll after the e-ticket booked. Don't worry you can able to buy Bed Roll while entering the train

  6. can we cacel the garib rath ticket????

    1. yes you can Cancel the gaib rath ticket as usual..

    2. Thomas, I booked the ticket in garib rath through irctc e-ticket.
      But I missed to add bed -roll while booking. How I can get bed roll inside the train, and how much chance to get it.

    3. Don't worry you will get the bed roll while entering the Train by paying a specified amount. if possible please ask to coach attender ASAP to get more chance to get the same.

  7. is food / pantry car available on 12910 NZM- Bandra Terminus Garibrath?

  8. What are the chances of confirmation on waitlisted tickets on Train 12910 NZM - Bandra terminal Garibrath?