Garib Rath Trains

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.
Also Read: Rajdhani Express Trains 
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.

Garibrath and Yuva Train Names with Details

Train NumberTrain NameTrain Source StnSource Dep. TimeTrain Destination StnDest. Arr. Time
12113NAGPUR GARIBRATHPUNE JN17:40NAGPUR09:25
12114PUNE GARIBRATHNAGPUR18:35PUNE JN09:45
12187MUMBAI GARIBRATHJABALPUR19:30C SHIVAJI MAH T12:15
12188JBP GARIB RATHC SHIVAJI MAH T13:30JABALPUR06:00
12201KCVL GARIB RATHLOKMANYATILAK T16:55KOCHUVELI20:25
12202LTT GARIB RATHKOCHUVELI08:45LOKMANYATILAK T11:45
12203GARIB RATH EXPSAHARSA JN14:55AMRITSAR JN21:05
12204SHC GARIB RATHAMRITSAR JN04:10SAHARSA JN10:10
12207JAMMU GARIB RATHKATHGODAM18:30JAMMU TAWI09:45
12208KGM GARIB RATHJAMMU TAWI23:15KATHGODAM14:40
12209KGM GARIB RATHKANPUR CENTRAL06:15KATHGODAM14:50
12210CNB GARIB RATHKATHGODAM19:10KANPUR CENTRAL04:35
12211ANVT GARIB RATHMUZAFFARPUR JN15:15ANAND VIHAR TRM12:35
12212MFP GARIB RATHANAND VIHAR TRM20:55MUZAFFARPUR JN18:05
12215DEE BDTS G RATHDELHI S ROHILLA09:20BANDRA TERMINUS08:10
12216DEE GARIBRATHBANDRA TERMINUS12:45DELHI S ROHILLA12:15
12247BDTS NZM YUVA EBANDRA TERMINUS16:35H NIZAMUDDIN09:40
12248NZM BDTS YUVAH NIZAMUDDIN15:35BANDRA TERMINUS09:20
12249HWH ANVT YUVAHOWRAH JN18:40ANAND VIHAR TRM11:20
12250ANVT HWH YUVAANAND VIHAR TRM19:50HOWRAH JN12:40
12257KOCHUVELI GRYESVANTPUR JN21:00KOCHUVELI13:00
12258YESVANTPUR EXPKOCHUVELI17:00YESVANTPUR JN09:30
12359PNBE GARIB RATHKOLKATA20:05PATNA JN05:30
12360KOL GARIB RATHPATNA JN20:05KOLKATA05:15
12517GHY GARIB RATHKOLKATA21:40GUWAHATI15:55
12518KOL GARIB RATHGUWAHATI21:00KOLKATA15:00
12535LJN R GARIBRATHLUCKNOW NE14:10RAIPUR JN07:15
12536LJN GARIBRATHRAIPUR JN12:20LUCKNOW NE05:05
12569JYG ANVT G RATHJAYNAGAR12:00ANAND VIHAR TRM08:20
12570JYG GARIB RATHANAND VIHAR TRM16:55JAYNAGAR13:35
12593LJN BPL G RATHLUCKNOW NE22:45BHOPAL JN09:35
12594LJN GARIB RATHBHOPAL JN22:45LUCKNOW NE09:45
12611NZM GARIB RATHCHENNAI CENTRAL06:10H NIZAMUDDIN10:25
12612MAS GARIB RATHH NIZAMUDDIN15:55CHENNAI CENTRAL20:15
12735YPR GARIB RATHSECUNDERABAD JN20:30YESVANTPUR JN08:20
12736SC GARIB RATHYESVANTPUR JN16:45SECUNDERABAD JN05:00
12739VSKP GARIB RATHVISAKHAPATNAM20:30SECUNDERABAD JN08:10
12740VSKP GARIB RATHSECUNDERABAD JN20:30VISAKHAPATNAM07:40
12831BBS GARIB RATHDHANBAD JN16:00BHUBANESWAR08:00
12832DHN GARIB RATHBHUBANESWAR20:15DHANBAD JN10:45
12877RNC GARIB RATHRANCHI16:40NEW DELHI10:50
12878NDLS RNC G RATHNEW DELHI16:00RANCHI11:20
12881HWH PURI G RATHHOWRAH JN20:55PURI05:40
12882PURI HWH G RATHPURI22:15HOWRAH JN07:05
12909NZM GARIB RATHBANDRA TERMINUS16:35H NIZAMUDDIN09:40
12910BDTS GARIB RATHH NIZAMUDDIN15:35BANDRA TERMINUS08:10
12983AII CDG G RATHAJMER JN17:55CHANDIGARH06:45
12984CDG AII G RATHCHANDIGARH20:50AJMER JN09:40
22405BGP GARIB RATHBHAGALPUR13:30ANAND VIHAR TRM08:20
22406ANVT BGP G RATHANAND VIHAR TRM16:55BHAGALPUR10:45
22407BSB ANVT G RATHVARANASI JN19:30ANAND VIHAR TRM10:15
22408BSB GARIB RATHANAND VIHAR TRM18:15VARANASI JN08:05
22409ANVT GARIB RATHGAYA JN19:30ANAND VIHAR TRM11:50
22410SSM GARIB RATHANAND VIHAR TRM19:10GAYA JN09:50
22883PURI YPR G RATHPURI15:00YESVANTPUR JN20:00
22884PURI GARIB RATHYESVANTPUR JN22:40PURI05:40

Also Read:New Trains List

GARIB RATH EXPRESS :: NEW BOOKING OPTION

South Central Railway announced that the passengers are request to compulsory select their Option for bedrolls while booking tickets  for Garib Rath Express Trains under the South Central Railway zones.
For this passengers are requested to pay Rs.25/- as extra charges per Bedrolls while booking the ticket. Tickets booking through Internet and Reservation Counter avail this option. This option will be effective from January 17th, 2013.

24 COMMENTS

  1. 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)

    • 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

  2. While reserving berth in Garib Rath I just forgot to add bed roll in e ticket. Can I add bed roll option in reserved berth in Garib Rath.

    • 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

    • 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.

    • 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.

  3. I forgot to add bedroll option while booking tickets. Can i book now?? Or will i surely get bedroll in train by paying cash?

    • You can purchase (rented) bedroll while travelling. But this is subject to availability of stock.
      You can also purchase your own bedroll online using IRCTC catering and tourism website / IRCTC outlets available on railway stations for more details on this available on 'Bedroll in Train Online Purchase topic'.

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