GANGASAGAR MELA 2017 SPECIAL TRAINS
ER TO RUN SPECIAL TRAINS FOR GANGASAGAR MELA
Ganga Sagar Mela, also known as Ganga Sagar Yatra or Ganga Snan, is the annual gathering of Hindu pilgrims to take holy dip in River Ganga before She merges in the Bay of Bengal Sea during Makar Sankranti at Sagar Island or Sagardwip in West Bengal, India. Ganga Sagar Mela 2017 date is January 14.
For the convenience of the pilgrims of Gangasagar Mela, Eastern Railway will run a total of seven galloping EMU special trains of which two up and three down specials will run between Sealdah/Kolkata & Namkhana, one up special between Namkhana & Lakshmikantapur and one up special between Lakshmikantapur & Sealdah stations for five days on and from 12 to 16 January, 2017.
The down galloping special will leave Sealdah at 6.15 hrs, 14.40hrs and Kolkata at 21.30 hrs to reach Namkhana at 8.45hrs, 17.33 hrs and 1.05 hrs respectively. The Up galloping special will leave Namkhana at 9.10 hrs and 18.35 hrs to reach Sealdah at 11.35 hrs and 21.25 hrs respectively, Lakshmikantapur at 23.15 hrs to reach Sealdah at 00.48 hrs and Namkhana at 2.05 hrs to reach Lakshmikantapur at 2.58 hrs.
In addition to these, this railway will run all Sunday exempted services of Lakshmikantapur –Namkhana section on 15.1.2017(Sunday), 34981 Kakdwip-Lakshmikantapur local of 14 & 15.01.2017 will be extended to Sealdah, 34923/30711 Namkhana-Majerhat local via Ballygunge will be extended to Sealdah on 15.01.2017, 30414 Sealdah-B.B.D Bag local will be extended to Kolkata on 12, 13 & 14.1.2017.
30413 B.B.D Bag-Sealdah local will remain cancelled on 12, 13 & 14.1.2017.