In commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence, ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ is being celebrated throughout the country in a grand manner, coordinated by the Ministry of Culture. Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements.
To make the commemorative events more customer and citizen centric, an activity has been planned by the Railway Board – to run a Special Train on 02nd October, 2021 in the UNESCO heritage site of Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR).
Accordingly, Train No.06147, a fully reserved ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ Special Train, will be run from Mettupalayam to Udagamandalam (one way), the UNESCO heritage site of NMR section, on 02.10.2021.
The timings, seating capacity and fares of the Special Train are as detailed below.
‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ Special Train from Mettupalayam to Udagamandalam on 02.10.2021
Timings of the Special Train
Train No.06147 Mettupalayam – Udagamandalam ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ Special Train will leave Mettupalayam at 09.10 hrs. on 02.10.2021. Enroute to Udagamandalam, the train will have only one stoppage – at Coonoor. The Special Train will reach Coonoor at 12.30 hrs. Leaving Coonoor at 12.55 hrs., the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ Special Train will reach Udagamandalam at 14.25 hrs. on 02.10.2021.
The train will have 4 coaches, offering 72 First Class Seats and 100 Second Class Seats in total.
The fares for travel by the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ Special Train are the same as that of the NMR weekly Special Train.
From Mettupalayam to Coonoor - Rs.1100 in First Class; Rs.800 in Second Class.
From Mettupalayam to Udagamandalam - Rs.1450 in First Class; Rs.1050 in Second Class.
From Coonoor to Udagamandalam - Rs.550 in First Class; Rs.450 in Second Class.
The fares are excluding GST and Reservation Charges.
Advance Reservations for travel by ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ Special Train are open.