New Delhi Amritsar New Delhi Garib Rath Express train

The Garib Rath express train is one of the premier trains introduced by the Indian Railways in 2005 to provide fully air-conditioned travel to those passengers who could not afford the expensive tickets of the fully air-conditioned coaches as in 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. They have continuous running electronic display which will show distance remaining, next station name and expected time to reach there. The coaches also 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.

New Delhi Amritsar New Delhi Garib Rath Express train stops at Ambala cantonment, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Beas stations on both sides of its journey. It may be noted that this train originates from Saharsa on its way to Amritsar, and on its return journey it starts from Amritsar and ends at Saharsa, passing via New Delhi Railway Station on both sides of its journey.

This article has been published keeping in view the requirement of passengers who wish to travel by Garib Rath Express both from New Delhi to Amritsar, as well as from Amritsar to New Delhi.

This train comprises of AC 3 Tier, and AC Chair Car Classes of Journey. The Comprehensive details such as train name, their numbers, and days of run and other related information are provided underneath in the table.

New Delhi Amritsar New Delhi Garib Rath Express
Details New Delhi Amritsar Garib Rath Express Amritsar New Delhi Garib Rath Express
Train Number 12203 12204
Days of Run Tuesday, Friday, Monday Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
Departure station New Delhi Railway Station Amritsar Junction
Departure Time 1400 Hrs 0430 Hrs
Destination Station Amritsar Junction New Delhi Railway Station
Arrival time 2050 Hrs 1100 Hrs
Time taken 6 Hrs and 50 Minutes 6 Hrs and 30 Minutes
Distance covered 448 kilometers 448 kilometers
Average Running Speed 66.37 kilometers Per Hour 71.68 Kilometers Per Hour
Fare AC 3 Tier Rs 415 Rs 415
Fare AC CC Tier Rs 360 Rs 360

Amritsar Junction Railway Station

Station Code ASR

General Enquiry 131

Reservation Enquiry 132

It may please be noted that if you are calling these numbers from outside of Amritsar then prefix it with the STD Code of Amritsar which is 0183. For example if you are calling 131 then please dial it as 0183131.

Amritsar Junction Railway Station is a major and very important railhead of the Northern Railways in the State of Punjab, India. Apart from Garib Rath Express, Katihar Express, New Delhi Express, howrah Express and Shatabdi Express are the important trains that pass through this station. There are also three direct trains from Amritsar to Mumbai. While traveling south of this station, the major railhead is at Gurdaspur, which is 71 kilometers from here.

Amenities at Amritsar Junction

  • Waiting rooms
  • Retiring rooms
  • Computerized reservation offices
  • Tourist information centers
  • Medical and general shops
  • Restaurants
  • Book stall and STD / PCO booths
  • Internet browsing centers
  • Wheel Chairs and Stretchers

Major landmarks in and around Amritsar Junction

The Golden Temple which is also called as Shri Harimandir Sahib, Jallianwala Bagh, Wagha Border (India Pakistan Border Check Post), Guru Nanak Dev University, The Durgiana Mandir, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Gurudwara Shahid Ganj Baba Deep Singh, Khalsa College, Miri Piri Academy, and Pingalwara are all within 5 kilometers to 25 kilometers distance from this railway station.

However the single most important place in Amritsar is the Harimandir Sahib Gurudwara which is the ultimate sign and symbol of the sikh religion. This shrine is visited by people from all over the world, and more importantly by people from all religions in the world. Every person is welcome to visit this holiest of the shrine, irrespective of their religious identity.

New Delhi Railway Station

Station Code NDLS

General Enquiry 131

Reservation Enquiry 132

Train Arrival & Dep 133

It may please be noted that if you are calling these numbers from outside of Delhi then prefix it with the STD Code of Delhi / New Delhi which is 011. For example if you are calling 131 then please dial it as 011131.

The New Delhi Railway Station, station code NDLS, is the main railway station in Delhi. New Delhi Station is the second busiest, and one of the largest, in India. It handles over 300 trains each day, from 16 platforms. The New Delhi station holds the record for the largest route interlocking system in the world. The station is about two kilometers north of Connaught Place, in central Delhi.

Amenities at New Delhi railway station

  • Waiting rooms
  • Retiring rooms
  • Computerized reservation office
  • Tea stalls
  • Refreshment room both vegetarian and non vegetarian
  • Book stalls
  • STD / PCO booth
  • G.R.P office
  • Cyber cafe
  • Wheel chairs and stretchers

Distances of major landmarks from New Delhi railway station

Indira Gandhi International Airport is 22 kilometers, India Gate 5 kilometers, Connaught Place 2 kilometers, Karol Bagh 3 kilometers, Red Fort 4 kilometers, Parliament House 4 kilometers, Rashtrapati Bhawan 5 kilometers, Qutub Minar 15 kilometers, Mehrauli 16 kilometers, NOIDA 15 kilometers, Ghaziabad 27 kilometers, Gurgaon 29 kilometers, and Faridabad 28 kilometers from this railway station.

Content updated in January 2020

1 comment to Delhi Amritsar Garib Rath Express train

  • ritika

    I found this train to be very filthy. Garbage was kept in between the coaches and the compartments were not clean. In spite of winters the air conditioning was cold and my sister finally had fever after the journey. the attendants were very difficult to be found! And the worst part was that though all other trains were on time, this train was 5 hours late. I would suggest no body to take this train as it is a mood spoiler first day of your trip itself.

    Bad start to a long pending vacation. Please book a ticket in tatkal in shatabdi other than taking this train. Authorities please please ensure at least the cleanliness of the train!

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