How I Saved Time via Train Travel between Nizamuddin and New Delhi

26 January 2015 (Republic Day) I reached Hazrat Nizamuddin – the last railway station for the train, but I had to continue the further journey to New Delhi railway station. Pre-paid autos for New Delhi were there outside the station but were stopped for a few hours.

What to do? How to reach New Delhi?

I inquire at the railway station general ticket counter – If any train for New Delhi station, a ticket, please.

I was given Rs. 10 ordinary train ticket to travel via EMU and the platform number was conveyed. The train EMU arrived at the correct time, but for some reason, it returned back.

What to do next?

I re-visited the general ticket counter and purchased another ticket. This time Rs. 30 for the ticket but for Mail/Express train. I forgot to return Rs. 10 ticket as I was in a hurry. An express train was about to leave for the New Delhi station. I enter. Within a few minutes, I was at the New Delhi railway station.

In short, the journey between Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station and New Delhi railway station via train saved my time, in fact, money also. In the past, I was using an auto service. A new discovery for sure. Thank you, Indian Railways.

A question: Do you know if general compartments are next to the express/mail train engine or at the end of the train near the guard compartment?

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