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Good News! Vande Bharat To Operate Between Patna And Ayodhya, Know Route, Timings, And Fare

The consecration of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya has led to a surge in devotees visiting the city, prompting Indian Railways to increase train frequency. A new Vande Bharat train will soon connect Patna and Lucknow via Ayodhya, offering quicker travel. This route will benefit travelers from Bihar to Uttar Pradesh, particularly those visiting Ayodhya for the Ram Janmabhoomi darshan.

Edited By : Aniket Raj | Updated: Feb 24, 2024 18:49 IST
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Vande Bharat Ayodhya

With the consecration of the Ram Temple, a large number of devotees are flocking to Ayodhya. Seeing this, the railway has planned to give passengers and Ram devotees a gift. Yes! A new Vande Bharat is soon going to ply between Patna and Lucknow. Ayodhya will also be an important stop on this route where the train will halt. According to reports, the announcement of the new Vande Bharat on the Patna-Lucknow route is expected next month. Indian Railways is also increasing the frequency of trains to Ayodhya Railway Station, keeping in mind the influx of devotees

Preparations are underway to run a Vande Bharat train between Patna, the capital of Bihar, and Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh. This will not only provide better connectivity for travelers from Bihar to Uttar Pradesh but also facilitate travel to Ayodhya along with Lucknow. This Vande Bharat train from Patna to Lucknow will stop at Ara, Buxar, Deendayal Upadhyaya Junction, Jaunpur, Ambedkar Nagar, and Ayodhya before reaching Lucknow. According to reports, passengers traveling via Vande Bharat will complete the journey from Patna to Ayodhya in eight hours.

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The proposed Vande Bharat train will provide travelers from Bihar to Uttar Pradesh with the benefit of a comfortable journey in less time. Through this Vande Bharat train, passengers from Patna and Ara will be able to travel to Ayodhya and Lucknow. It is worth mentioning that a large number of people from Bihar visit Ayodhya for the darshan of the Ram Janmabhoomi. They will now have the convenience of traveling in less time. Vande Bharat is currently the fastest train in the country.

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Possible Timings for the Journey

According to reports, the Railway Board is currently engaged in preparing the timetable for the Patna-Lucknow Vande Bharat train. It is speculated that the train will depart from Lucknow in the morning and arrive in Patna by afternoon. Subsequently, it will depart from Patna in the afternoon and return to Lucknow in the evening. However, the final schedule will be issued by the Railway Board. It is worth noting that the distance between Patna and Lucknow is approximately 530 kilometers. Express trains usually take around 10 hours to cover the distance between the two cities. Most trains reach Lucknow via Varanasi after passing through Deendayal Upadhyaya Junction. With the introduction of the Vande Bharat train via Ayodhya, travelers from Patna to Lucknow will have a new option available to them.

The Fare for Traveling to Ayodhya via Vande Bharat

Currently, traveling from Patna to Ayodhya by regular trains costs between 1000 to 1500 rupees (depending on the class). Traveling by bus costs between 800 to 1000 rupees, and by plane, it costs around 3000 rupees. According to railway officials, traveling in the Executive Class of the Vande Bharat train could cost between 2500 to 2800 rupees. However, a final decision on the fare has not yet been made.

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First published on: Feb 24, 2024 06:49 PM IST

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