Indian Railways will run special trains for Diwali and Chhath Puja 2012 between Allahabad and Surat & Patna and Pune to clear the extra rush of passengers between the above cities during Diwali and Chhath Puja.
Train numbers 9015/9016 will ply between Surat and Patna. It will leave Surat at 10:45pm and move via Udhna, Vyara, Nandubar, Jalgaon, Bhusawal, Khandwa, Itarsi, Pipariya, Narsinghpur, Jabalpur, Katni, Maihar, Satna, Maikpur, Dabhaura, Shankargarh and terminate at Allahabad at 4:30am.
During the return journey, the train will depart from Allahabad at 5:45am and go through the above route and terminate at Surat at 5:55am.
The train will depart from Surat every Friday and Monday from November 9 to December 14 and from Allahabad every Sunday and Wednesday from November 11 to December 16. It will have two AC-II tier, one AC-III tier, six sleeper, five general and two SLR coaches.
Train numbers 1001/1002 will ply between Pune and Patna. It will depart from Pune at 10:45pm and move via Daund, Ahmednagar, Belapur, Kopargaon, Manmad, Jalgaon, Bhusawal, Khandwa, Itarsi, Jabalpur, Katni, Satna, Manikpur, Chheoki, Mughalsarai, Baksar, Ara and terminate at Patna.
During the return journey, the train will depart from Patna at 12:20pm and after passing through the above route terminate at Pune at 4:05am.
The train will run on November 9 and 16 from Pune end and on November 11 and 21 from Patna end. It will have one AC-II tier, two AC-II tier, 11 sleeper and three general coaches.