Chennai Central New Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin Chennai Central Garib Rath Express trains

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 them. They have continuous running electronic display which will show distance remaining, next station name and expected time to reach there. The coaches are 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.

Chennai Central New Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin Chennai Central Garib Rath Express train stops at Gudur, Ongole, Vijaywada, Balharshah, Nagpur, Bhopal, Jhansi, Gwalior and Agra on both sides of its journey.

This train has all compartments comprising of AC 3 Tier Class 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.

Chennai Central New Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin Chennai Central Garib Rath Express
Details Chennai Central Delhi Garib Rath Express DelhiĀ ChennaiĀ Garib Rath Express
Train Number 12611 12612
Days of Run Saturday Monday
Originating station Chennai Central Station Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station
Departure Time 0610 Hrs 1600 Hrs
Destination Station Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station Chennai Central Station
Arrival time 1020 Hrs 2015 Hrs
Time taken 28 Hrs and 10 Minutes 28 Hrs and 15 Minutes
Distance covered 2177 kilometers 2176 kilometers
Average Running Speed 77 kilometers Per Hour 77 Kilometers Per Hour
Fare AC 3 Tier Rs 1150 Rs 1150


Chennai Central Railway Station

Station Code MAS

General Enquiry 131

Reservation Enquiry 132

Train Arrival & Dep Chennai Central Station 133, 044-25353816

Chennai Central Station formerly known as Madras Central Station is the main railway terminus in Chennai (Madras). It is located in the northern part of Chennai. It is the home of the southern Railway and the most important rail hub in South India. Trains from here connect the city to New Delhi and prominent state capitals of India like Bhopal, Lucknow, Jaipur, Mumbai, Patna, Kolkata, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram etc. The building of the railway station, one of the landmarks of Chennai, was designed by the architect Henry Irwin. In 2005, the buildings were painted a creamy yellow colour, but concurring with the views of a campaign by the citizens of Chennai and also to retain the old nostalgic charm, they were repainted in their original brick-red color, which was how the buildings were built originally.

Amenities at Chennai railway station

  • 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

Distances of major landmarks in Chennai from Chennai central railway station

Many landmark locations of Chennai Viz. Fort St. George, Madras Port, Marina Beach, Old Legislative Assembly Building, Chennai University, Chennai high court etc are all located within 5 kms distance from chennai central station.

Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station

Station Code NZM

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.

Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station is one of the four main railway stations of Delhi, India. Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station connects all the major cities and is being developed to ease congestion on New Delhi Railway Station. Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station is served by Northern Railway. Delhi’s two important arteries the Ring Road and Mathura Road run nearby. The Sarai Kale Khan Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) is close to the station, with links to neighbouring towns.

Amenities at Hazrat Nizamuddin station

  • Waiting rooms
  • Retiring rooms
  • Computerized reservation office
  • Tea stalls
  • Refreshment room both -vegetarian and non vegetarian
  • Book stall
  • STD / PCO booth
  • G.R.P office

Distances of major landmarks from Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station

New Delhi Railway Station 7 Kilometers, Airport 22 kilometers, India Gate 4 kilometers, Connaught Place 7 kilometers, Karol Bagh 12 kilometers, Red Fort 9 kilometers, Pragati Maidan 5 kilometers, AIIMS 7 kilometers, Dhaula Kuan 11 kilometers, Qutub Minar 13 kilometers

Content updated in January 2020

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