Garib Rath Express
The Garib Rath (literally: poor chariot; implies: "Poor people's chariot") is a no-frills air-conditioned train started by the Indian Railways in 2005 to provide subsidized price air-conditioned long-distance travel to passengers who could not afford standard fares of air-conditioned class in regular-fare trains. As the fares are less than two-thirds of the fares for air-conditioned classes in other trains, the distance between each seat or berth is less, the seats and berths are narrower and each coach has more seats and berths than in air-conditioned coaches in other trains.
|Garib Rath Express|
Garib Rath Express at Nagpur Junction
|First service||October 5, 2006|
|Current operator(s)||Indian Railways|
|Entertainment facilities||Electric outlets (Limited)|
|Other facilities||Rentable Bedrolls|
|Rolling stock||ICF rakes (Modified)|
|Track gauge||Indian Gauge|
1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
|Track owner(s)||Indian Railways|
Only seating and three-tier (78 seats) accommodation is provided in these trains. The passengers are not provided with free bedding or food. It is significantly faster and has higher priority than super-fast express trains. The maximum speed of Garib Rath trains is 130 km/h which is at par with Rajdhani's and Duronto. The maiden journey of the train started from Saharsa, Bihar to Amritsar, Punjab (Saharsa Amritsar Garib Rath Express).
|#||Previous Service||Now running as|
|1||Yesvantpur–Puducherry Garib Rath Express||Yesvantpur–Puducherry Weekly Express |
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