Aastha Special Trains List

Aastha Special Trains
Aastha Special Trains

List of Aastha Special Trains

The Railways Ministry plans to operate Aastha special trains, offering round-trip tickets from various regions to culturally significant destinations. Here are further details.

Aastha Special Trains

Main Features

  • There will be only one ticket for both going and coming back.
  • The fare is based on the total round-trip distance for Mail/Express trains.
  • Railway will provide onboard catering for these special trains.
  • Other charges like reservation, superfast, catering, and service charges will be separate.
  • Aastha special trains with a single number, operating on a round-trip basis
  • Fares will be rounded off as usual, and normal child fare rules apply.
  • Normal cancellation and refund rules apply.
  • Linen Service in Aastha Special Trains : The passengers will get 01 Bed sheet, 01 Blanket and 01 Pillow (with cover) in Aashta special trains.

Aastha Special Trains List

The Ministry of Railways facilitated Aastha Special Trains dedicated to ferrying pilgrims to Ayodhya. Below is the list of these trains.

  • Goa – Ayodhya Aastha Special Train : On February 13, 2024, a train departing from Goa and carrying approximately 2,000 pilgrims to Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, was officially launched.
  • Train No.14206 Delhi – Ayodhya Ayodhya Express at 03.25.
  • Train No.13484 Delhi – Farakka Express at 21.40.
  • Train No.12226 Delhi – Kaifiya Express at 20.25.
  • Train No.22426 Anand Vihar Terminus Vande Bharat Express at 06.10.
  • Train No.14018 Anand Vihar Terminus Sadbhavna Express at 06.10.
  • Train No.15558 Anand Vihar Terminus Amrit Bharat Express at 18.30.
  • Train No.15053 Varanasi Jn CPR LJN Express at 23.50.
  • Train No.19168 Varanasi Jn Sabarmati Express at 14.30 hrs.
  • Train No.13307 Varanasi Jn Gangasutlej Express at 05.30 hrs.
  • Train No.13010 Lucknow NR YNRK HWH Express at 05.48
  • Train No.13152 Lucknow NR Kolkata Express at 05.35.
  • Train No.15558 Lucknow NR Amrit Bharat Express at 18.30.
  • Train No.14854 Jaipur Marudhar Express at 18.20.
  • Train No.15716 Jaipur Garib Nawaz Express at 12.05.
  • Train No.19615 Jaipur Kavi Guru Express at 18.50 hrs.
  • Train No.13010 Haridwar Jn YNRK HWH Express at 05.48.
  • Train No.14206 Ghaziabad Ayodhya Express at 03.25.
  • Train No.13484 Ghaziabad Farakka Express at 21.40
  • Train No.12226 Ghaziabad Kaifiyat Express at 20.25
  • Train No.13308 Ambala Cant Jn. Gangasatluj Express at 18.57
  • Train No.18104 Ambala Cant Jn. ASR TATA Express at 22.52
  • Train No.15934 Ambala Cant Jn. ASR NTSK Express at 16.55
  • Train No.13307 Gaya Jn Gangasutlej Express at 05.30
  • Train No.13151 Gaya Jn Koaa Jat Express at 11.45
  • Train No.13009 Gaya Jn Doon Express at 20.25.
  • Train No.09329 Indore – Ayodhya Dham Aastha Special Trains
  • Bhubaneswar – Ayodhya Dham Junction Aastha Special Train
  • Jammu Tawi – Ayodhya Aastha Special Trains : Date 06.02.2024
  • Amb Andaura – Ayodhya Dham Aastha Special Trains : The inauguration of the Aastha Special Train destined for Ayodhya, departing from the Amb Andaura railway station in Una district, Himachal Pradesh, took place on February 5th, 2024.
  • Kochuveli – Ayodhya Aastha Special Trains : The first ‘Aastha Ayodhya special train from Kerala will be flagged off from the Kochuveli railway station at 10 am on 09.02.2024.
  • Mehsana – Ayodhya Aastha special Trains : Gujarat’s first Aastha special train to Ayodhya was flagged off from Mehsana railway station on 06.02.2024.
  • Train No. 08024 Tata – Ayodhya Aastha Special Express Trains : Train will depart from Tata at 14.50 hrs on Friday and will arrive Ayodhya at 12.00 hrs on Saturday. The train will depart from Ayodhya at 20.35 on Sunday hrs and will arrive TATA at 21.30 hrs on Monday. Composition : SLR/D-2, WGSCN – 20, totalling 22 coaches. Halting : Tata, CKP, ROU, HTE, RNC, MURI, BKSC, RJB, GMO, KQR, GAYA, DOS, SSM, DDU, NEWC, BSB, AY. Date : Ex-TATA on 02.02.2024 (Friday), EX- AY on 04.02.2024 on Sunday.
  • Train No.09407 Sabarmati – Salarpur – Sabarmati Aastha Special Trains : The train will depart from Sabarmati at 23.00 hrs and will arrive Salarpur at 1.20 hrs. The train will depart from Salarpur at 09.05 hrs and will arrive Sabarmati at 11.25 hrs. Date : February 1,4,7,12,15,18,21,24,27.
  • Train No.09461 Mahesana – Salarpur – Mahesana Aastha Special Train : The train will depart from Mahesana at 23.50 hrs and will arrive Salarpur at 1.20 hrs. The train will depart from Salarpur at 09.05 hrs and will arrive Mahesana at 10.30 hrs. Date : February 2,5,8,1,16,19,22,25,28
  • Train No.09463 Palanpur – Salarpur – Palanpur Aastha Special Train : The train will depart from Palanpur at 23.55 hrs and will arrive Salarpur at 1.20 hrs. The train will depart from Salarpur at 09.05 hrs and will arrive Palanpur at 09.30 hrs. Date : February 3,6,9,14,17,20,23,26,29
  • Train No.09009 Udhna – Ayodhya – Udhna Aastha special Train : The train will depart from Udhna at 18.00 hrs and will arrive Ayodhya at 04.25 hrs. The train will depart from Ayodhya at 13.30 hrs and will arrive Udhna at 23.55 hrs. Date : February 13,27.
  • Train No.09115 Vadodara Jn – Ayodhya Dham – Vadodara Jn Aastha Special Trains (04 Trips). The train will depart from Vadodara at 15.30 hrs and will arrive Ayodhya Dham at 04.25 hrs. The train will depart from Ayodhya Dham at 13.30 hrs and will arrive Vadodara Jn at 02.05 hrs. Date : February 09, 23.
  • Train No.04821 Barmer – Ayodhya – Barmer Aastha Special Trains (04 Trips). The train will depart from Barmer at 17.45 hrs on Monday and will arrive Ayodhya at 05.05 hrs on Wednesday. Date : 05.02.2024 and 19.02.2024. The train will depart from Ayodhya on Thursday at 17.40 hrs and will arrive Barmer at 03.30 hrs on Saturday. Date : 08.02.2024 and 22.02.2204.
  • Train No.09027 Vapi – Ayodhya Dham – Vapi Aastha Special Trains (04 Trips). The train will depart from Vapi at 16.30 hrs and will arrive Ayodhya Dham at 04.25 hrs. The train will depart from Ayodhya Dham at 13.30 hrs Vapi at 03.30 hrs. Date : 06.02.2024 and 20.02.2204.
  • Train No.09029 Valsad – Ayodhya Dham – Valsad Aastha Special Trains (04 Trips). The train will depart from Valsad at 16.50 hrs and will arrive Ayodhya Dham at 04.25 hrs. The train will depart from Ayodhya Dham at 13.30 hrs Valsad at 02.10 hrs. Date : 02.02.2024 and 16.02.2204.
  • Train No.09309 Indore – Ayodhya Dham – Indore Aastha Special Trains (06 Trips). The train will depart from Indore at 13.00 hrs and will arrive Ayodhya Dham at 12.10 hrs. The train will depart from Ayodhya Dham at 21.50 hrs and will arrive Indore at 20.05 hrs. Date : 10.02.2024, 17.02.2204 and 24.02.2024.
  • Train No08023 Howrah Jn – Ayodhya Dham – Howrah Jn Aastha Special Trains : The train will depart from Howrah Jn at 20.00 hrs and will arrive Ayodhya Dham at 15.30 hrs .The train will depart from Ayodhya Dham at 20.35 hrs on Saturday and will arrive Howrah at 17.00 hrs on Monday. Date: 05.02.2024 to 09.02.2024
  • Train No.00305 Bardhhaman – Katra Aastha Special Trains : The train will depart from Bardhhaman at 21.00 hrs and will arrive Ayodhya Dham at 14.30 hrs . Date: 30.01.2024 to 10.02.2024.
  • Train No.02805 Visakhapatnam – Ayodhya Dham – Visakhapatnam Aastha Express Special Trains (02 Trips) : The train will depart from Visakhapatnam at 05.15 hrs on Sunday and will arrive Ayodhya Dham at 12.00 hrs. The train will depart from Ayodhya Dham at 12.00 hrs on Wednesday and will arrive Visakhapatnam at 18.30 hrs on Friday. Date : 18.02.2024 and 21.02.2024.
  • Train No.02803 Visakhapatnam – Ayodhya Dham – Visakhapatnam Aastha Express Special Trains (02 Trips) : The train will depart from Visakhapatnam at 08.30 hrs on Monday and will arrive Ayodhya Dham at 20.45 hrs on Tuesday. The train will depart from Ayodhya Dham at 21.30 hrs on Wednesday and will arrive Visakhapatnam at 11.00 hrs on Friday. Date : 19.02.2024 and 20.02.2024.
  • Train No.07215 Guntur – Ayodhya Dham – Guntur Aastha Special Trains : The train will depart from Guntur at 13.00 hrs on Wednesday and will arrive Ayodhya Dham at 10.35 hrs on Friday. The train will depart from Ayodhya Dham at 19.55 hrs on Saturday and will arrive Guntur at 17.45 hrs on Monday. Date: 31.01.2024 to 03.02.2024
  • Train No.08213 Gondia – Ayodhya Dham Aastha Special Trains : The train will depart from Gondia at 10.05 hrs and will arrive Ayodhya Dham at 10.35 hrs. Date: 31.01.2024 to 26.02.2024
  • Train No.07223 Kazipet – Ayodhya Dham Special Fare Aastha Special Trains : The train will depart from Kazipet at 18.20 hrs and will arrive Ayodhya Dham at 03.35 hrs. Date: 30.01.2024 to 04.03.2024
  • Train No.07224 Ayodhya Dham – Kazipet Special Fare Aastha Special Trains : Train No.07224 Ayodhya Dham – Kazipet train will depart from Ayodhya Dham at 14.20 hrs and will arrive Kazipet at 21.00 hrs. Date : 02.02.2024 to 03.03.2024.
  • Train No.07221 Secunderabad – Ayodhya Dham Special Fare Aastha Special Trains : The train will depart from Secunderabad at16.45 hrs and will arrive Ayodhya Dham 03.35 hrs. Date : 29.01.2024 to 02.03.2024
  • Train No.07222 Ayodhya Dham – Secunderabad Special Fare Aastha Special Trains. The train will depart from Ayodhya Dham at 14.20 hrs and will arrive Secunderabad 22.30 hrs. Date: 01.02.2024 to 04.03.2024.
  • Train No.07649 Jalna – Ayodhya Dham Junction Special Fare Aastha Special Train: The train will depart from Jalna at 09.30 hrs and will arrive Ayodhya Dham Junction 03.35 hrs. Date: 04.02.2024 to 06.02.2024.
  • Train No.07650 Ayodhya Dham – Jalna Special Fare Aastha Special Train: The train will depart from Ayodhya Dham at14.20 hrs and will arrive Jalna 06.00 hrs. Date: 07.02.2024 to 09.02.2024.
  • Train No.07218 Samalkot – Ayodhya Dham – Samalkot Aastha Special Trains (02 Trips) : The train will depart from Samalkot at 18.30 hrs on Sunday and will arrive Ayodhya Dham at 10.35 hrs on Tuesday. The train will depart from Ayodhya Dham at 19.55 hrs on Wednesday and will arrive Samalkot at 13.00 hrs on Friday. Date: 11.02.2024 to 14.02.2024.
  • Train No.07217 Rajahmundry – Ayodhya Dham – Rajahmundry Aastha Special Trains (02 Trips) : The train will depart from Rajahmundry at 17.30 hrs on Wednesday and will arrive Ayodhya Dham at 10.35 hrs on Friday. The train will depart from Ayodhya Dham at 19.55 hrs on Saturday and will arrive Rajahmundry at 14.00 hrs on Monday. Date: 07.02.2024 to 10.02.2024.
  • Train No.07216 Vijayawada – Ayodhya Dham – Vijayawada Aastha Special Trains (02 Trips) : The train will depart from Vijayawada at 14.45 hrs on Sunday and will arrive Ayodhya Dham at 10.35 hrs on Tuesday. The train will depart from Ayodhya Dham at 19.55 hrs on Wednesday and will arrive Vijayawada at 16.00 hrs on Friday. Date: 04.02.2024 to 07.02.2024.
  • Train No.05001/05002 Azamgarh – Ayodhya Dham Junction – Azamgarh Intercity Special Trains (02 Trips) : Train No.05001 Azamgarh – Ayodhya Dham Junction train will depart from Azamgarh at 06.15 hrs and will arrive Ayodhya Dham Junction at 14.00 hrs. Train No.05002 Ayodhya Dham Junction – Azamgarh train will depart from Ayodhya Dham Junction at 16.10 hrs and will arrive Azamgarh at 23.15 hrs. Date : 30.01.2024 and 31.01.2024. Composition General Second Class Unreserved Coaches.
  • Train Nos.04278/04277 Gomtinagar – Ayodhya Dham – Gomtinagar MEMU intercity Special Train (02 Trips): Train No.04278 Gomtinagar – Ayodhya Dham MEMU Intercity special train will depart from Gomtinagar at 05.10 hrs on January 31, 2024, leave Barabanki at 05.38 hrs, Rudauli at 06.31 hrs and Ayodhya Cantt at 07.27 hrs and reach Ayodhya Dham at 07.45 hrs. Train No.04277 Ayodhya Dham-Gomtinagar MEMU Intercity special train will depart from Ayodhya Dham at 17.40 hrs on February 01, 2024, leave Ayodhya Cantt at 18.00 hrs, Rudauli at 18.34 hrs and Barabanki at 20.15 hrs and reach Gomtinagar at 20.55 hrs. Date :31.01.2024 and 01.02.2024. Composition: MEMU rake of 16 coaches.

FAQs

What is Aastha Special Trains ?

Aastha Special trains are services designed to connect various locations to Ram Temple, Ayodhya.

How does the ticketing system work in Aastha Special Trains?

Single ticket shall be issued for both onward and return journey. Booking of tickets in such trains shall be done only by IRCTC.

What is the fare system in Aastha Special Trains?

The basic fare is calculated based on the total round-trip distance for both onward and return journeys. Telescopic benefits applicable to Mail/Express trains will be considered. Additional charges such as reservation charge, superfast charges, catering charges, and service charges (including GST) will be levied separately. Fare rounding will follow the existing principle, and normal child fare rules will apply.

Who is providing Catering services in Aastha Special Trains?

Onboard catering shall be provided by IRCTC in Aastha special trains.

What is the Refund Rule in Aastha Special Trains?

Normal cancellation of tickets and refund of fare rules is applicable.