36 Trains Cancelled as Ayodhya Gears Up for Ram Mandir Ceremony

36 Trains Cancelled as Ayodhya Gears Up for Ram Mandir Ceremony

36 Trains Cancelled as Ayodhya Gears Up: Many trains going to and from Ayodhya have been canceled or rerouted because of heavy track widening and infrastructure work on the Lucknow-Barabanki-Ayodhya Cantt-Shahganj-Zafarabad section. The Vande Bharat Express, which takes people from Delhi to the temple town, is one of these trains.

Because the area is getting two sets of tracks, 36 trains will not be able to move until January 22. There will likely be lakhs of people in Ayodhya on January 22 for the Pran Pratishtha event of the Ram Mandir.

36 Trains Cancelled as Ayodhya Gears Up for Ram Mandir Ceremony

The idea behind doubling the lines is part of a bigger plan by Indian Railways to make trips by train to Ayodhya easier and faster. Officials said the work should be done by January 20, but reports say it doesn’t look like it will be done on time.

At the moment, the tracks are big enough to handle 40 trains at once. As soon as the work to double the track is done, 80 trains could move on the same stretch.

Indian Today was told that the delays and cancellations of trains were supposed to end on January 15, but they have now been stretched to January 22.

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The 161-kilometer train line that is being fixed was supposed to be doubled, which would have cost about Rs 1,200 crore. That amount was raised to Rs 1,790 crore, and as of December 2023, Rs 1,576 crore had already been spent. Also, during the fiscal year 2023–24, Rs. 466 crore was spent on the Lucknow section that leads to Ayodhya.

From January 19 to January 22, the following trains were either cut short or sent in a different direction.

Train that are Cancelled

  • 14205 Ayodhya Cantt.-Delhi Jn. Express
  • 14206 Delhi Jn.-Ayodhya Cantt. Express
  • 14231 Prayagraj Sangam-Basti Marwar Sangam Exp.
  • 14232 Basti-Prayagraj Sangam Marwar Sangam Exp.
  • 14233 Prayagraj Sangam-Mankapur Saryu Express
  • 14234 Mankapur-Prayagraj Sangam Saryu Express

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Changes to the trains

These trains are sent in a different direction, going through the Shahganj-Jaunpur junction and the Jaunpur City-Sultanpur-Lucknow junction.

  • 12225 Azamgarh-Delhi Jn. Kaifiat Exp.
  • 12226 Delhi Jn.-Azamgarh Kaifiat Exp.
  • 14205 Ayodhya Cantt.-Delhi Jn. Express
  • 14206 Delhi Jn.-Ayodhya Cantt. Express
  • 14853 Varanasi City-Jodhpur Jn. Marudhar Express
  • 14854 Jodhpur Jn.-Varanasi City Marudhar Express
  • 15026 Anand Vihar(T.)-Mau Jn.- Express
  • 15558 Anand Vihar(T.)-Darbhanga Jn. Amrit Bharat Express
  • 19165 Ahmedabad Jn.-Darbhanga Jn. Sabarmati Express
  • 19166 Darbhanga Jn.-Ahmedabad Jn. Sabarmati Express
  • 19167 Ahmedabad Jn.-Varanasi City Sabarmati Express
  • 19168 Varanasi City-Ahmedabad Jn. Sabarmati Express
  • 22549 Gorakhpur-Lucknow Vande Bharat Express
  • 22550 Lucknow-Gorakhpur

The Indian Railways is getting ready to open a number of new lines and trains that will go from all over India to Ayodhya. This change is meant to help the growing number of people who want to visit Temple City after January 22.

Railway sources say that full details and plans for trains on this line are ready and could be made public in the next few days. There are 22 trains that go to Ayodhya every day, so people from all over the country can visit the Ram Mandir.