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#1 cyberhippie

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 04:37 PM

The new Garib Rath or "chariot Of The Poor" class of train has a lot to offer tourists to India, these train utilize space better, to offset fares. The Fares on these AC trains are around 50% cheaper than a similar Shatabdi or Rajdhani class train and cover the distance only a shade slower than their more expensive counterparts.
Reaching many places of interest in AC comfort and speed they shouldn't be overlooked in your travel Plans.

Today sees a new Garib Rath 2993/2934 train flagged off from Bandra Terminus on It's way to Jaipur, this handy train will run through many places of interest for the tourist Like Abu Road, Falna (for Rankpur and Kumbhalgarh) Ajmer, Jaipur and also offers a convenient jumping off point for travellers to Gujarat in Ahmadabad.
The timings are not perfect for intervening station but nonetheless offer a speedy way to get there.

As these are subsidised trains I'm unsure if there will be a Foreign Tourist Quota on these trains I'll try to find out :P

The 2993 Bandra Terminus – Jaipur Garib Rath Express will
leave from Bandra Terminus every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday at 12.55 hrs and reach Jaipur at 06.40 hrs, the followin day day.

Full timetable

D 12.55 Bandra Terminus

A 13.22
D 13.24 Borivali

A 16.10
D 16.12 Surat

A 17.51
D 17.56 Vadodara

A 19.55
D 20.20 Ahmedabad

A 22.48
D 22.50 Palanpur Jn.

A 23.29
D 23.34 Abu Road

A 01.01
D 01.03 Falna

A 04.10
D 04.15 Ajmer

A 06.40 Jaipur Jn.


The 2994 Jaipur – Bandra Terminus
Garib Rath Express will leave from Jaipur on every Monday, Thursday
and Saturday
at 14.40 hrs and arrive Bandra Terminus at 08.05 hrs, the following day
day.

Full Timetable

D 14:40 Jaipur Jn.

D 17:08
A 17:03 Ajmer

D 19:22
A 19:20 Falna

D 21:10
A 21:05 Abu Road

D 22.27
A 22.25 Palanpur Jn.

D 01:15
A 00:50 Ahmedabad

D 03:00
A 02:55 Vadodara

D 04.31
A 04.29 Surat

D 07.26
A 07.23 Borivali

08:05 Bandra Terminus


The fare for Bandra Terminus to Jaipur for AC 3 Tier will be Rs.609/- and
Rs.507/- in AC Chair Car by this train.


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Posted 05 February 2008 - 10:20 PM

Here a couple of links to info on the the Garib Rath Expresses!

First a great set of photos of the interior from Binai K Sankar, gives you a good insight into how the carriages are set out. Including the new "third side bunk" and "three berth coupe"

Garib Rath 1

Here's a list of the Garib Rath Trains running at the moment although not complete, it's a good start

Garib Rath 2

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 10:23 PM

I noticed from the photos that the seats, to accommodate the 3 x 3 configuration, are bit narrow not for the "portly" like me :P

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 10:32 PM

Contrary to my thoughts on the matter, it appears at least some of the Garib Rath trains do indeed have a Foreign Tourist Quota

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 10:29 AM

That 3X3 configuration will yield more revenue for Lalu but would be very uncomfortable for the passengers.