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IRCTC Kashi Mahakal Express flagged off by PM Modi; check time-table, booking & refund rules of private train

Devanjana Nag,Smriti Jain
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IRCTC Kashi Mahakal Express: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has flagged off the IRCTC Kashi Mahakal Express from Varanasi today. After the successful run of Lucknow-Delhi Tejas Express and Ahmedabad-Mumbai Tejas Express trains, IRCTC- a subsidiary of Indian Railways is starting operations of the third private passenger train- Kashi Mahakal Express. The upcoming train, which will run over the Indore-Varanasi route, will begin regular commercial operations from 20 February 2020 onwards. The train will also connect three Jyotirlingas – Omkareshwar, Mahakaleshwar and Kashi Vishwanath. The fully air-conditioned IRCTC Kashi Mahakal Express train will have Humsafar Express-type rakes.

IRCTC Kashi Mahakal Express: Time Table, stations & route details

  • Train number 82403 Varanasi-Indore Express (Weekly) via Prayagraj-Kanpur, will depart from Varanasi at 3:15 PM on Sunday, arrive at Allahabad at 5:30 PM and depart from there at 5:35 PM, reach Kanpur at 8:50 PM and depart from there at 8:55 PM, reach Bina at 3:20 AM and depart from there at 3:22 AM, will reach Sant Hirdaram Nagar at 5:25 AM and depart from there at 5:30 AM, will reach Ujjain at 8:00 AM and depart from there at 8:10 AM, and finally reach Indore at 9:40 AM.
  • Train number 82404 Varanasi- Indore Express (weekly) via Prayagraj-Kanpur, will depart from Indore at 10:55 AM Monday, arrive Ujjain at 12:00 PM depart from there at 12:10 PM, arrive Sant Hirdaram Nagar at 3:05 PM and depart from there at 3:10 PM, will arrive Bina at 5:08 PM and depart from there at 5:10 PM, will arrive Kanpur at 11:35 PM and depart from there at 11:40 PM, reach Allahabad at 2:25 AM and depart from there at 2:35 AM, and finally, it will reach Varanasi at 5:00 AM.
  • Train number 82401 Varanasi- Indore Express (Bi-weekly) Via Lucknow-Kanpur, will depart from Varanasi at 2:45 PM on Tuesday and Thursday, arrive Lucknow at 7:05 PM and depart from there at 7:15 PM, arrive Kanpur at 8:50 PM and depart from there at 8:55 PM, arrive Bina at 3:20 AM and depart from there at 3:22 AM, arrive Sant Hirdaram Nagar at 5:25 AM and depart from there at 5:30 AM, arrive Ujjain at 8:00 AM and depart from there at 8:10 AM, and finally arrive Indore at 9:40 AM.
  • Train number 82402 Varanasi- Indore Express (Bi-weekly) Via Lucknow-Kanpur, will depart from Indore at 10:55 AM on Wednesday and Friday, arrive Ujjain at 12:00 PM and depart from there at 12:10 PM, arrive Sant Hirdaram Nagar at 3:05 PM and depart from there at 3:10 PM, arrive Bina at 5:08 PM and depart from there at 5:10 PM, arrive Kanpur at 11:35 PM and depart from there at 11:40 PM, arrive Lucknow at 1:10 AM and depart from there at 1:20 AM, it will finally reach Varanasi at 6:00 AM.

IRCTC Mahakal Express fare:

IRCTC has kept the fare of the Kashi Mahakal Express dynamic in nature. The market-linked fares will be based on the demand for occupancy. For example, the fare for Train number 82401 Varanasi-Indore for February 20 at the time of writing this story stood at Rs 1,951.

IRCTC Mahakal Express booking rules:

The IRCTC Mahakal Express is available for booking exclusively on the IRCTC website and the IRCTc rail Connect app. Passengers cannot book the tickets at regular railway reservation counters. The advance reservation period for the train is 120 days. IRCTC has also made available the facility of current booking four hours after the preparation of the first chart.

IRCTC Mahakal Express travel insurance & refund rules:

IRCTC is providing all passengers of the Kashi Mahakal Express free travel insurance of Rs 10 lakh. Also, in case of cancellation of the train, an automatic refund mechanism is being introduced.

IRCTC Mahakal Express tour packages:

To facilitate travel for pilgrims, IRCTC is also introducing special tour packages for passengers who want to see the pilgrim centres enroute. The tour options are; Mahakal Darshan (Ujjain – Omkareshwar), Bhopal – Sanchi – Bhimbetka, Malwa Jyotrilinga Darshan (Ujjain – Omkareshwar – Maheshwar – Indore) and Bhopal – Sanchi – Bhimbetka – Ujjain. Other tour  options include, Kashi, Ayodhya & Prayag; Kashi Darshan; Kashi, Prayag, Ayodhya; Kashi & Prayag and only Kashi.

IRCTC Mahakal Express features:

  • Elaborate on-board hospitality by trained staff
  • Fully vegetarian meals with local cuisines
  • Round-the-clock security and housekeeping arrangements
  • Complimentary bedrolls for all passengers

The fully air-conditioned 3-tier train service will boast several comforts for passengers such as on-board passenger information and entertainment system, modular bio-toilets, special vegetarian meals, free travel insurance, tea/coffee vending machines, CCTVs, fire and smoke detection and suppressant system, comfortable berths etc.