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Top 10 Worst Trains in India

Most of you would agree that India is probably one of the best countries regarding the railway network. We are sharing the ten worst trains in India to avoid travelling.

Worst Trains in India

We have tons of trains which connect different cities, and at the same time, there are often multiple options. But these options cannot be up to the mark every time, right? Today, we will share with you the top 10 worst trains in India that you should be aware of. We even have a special tip for you! Do not book tickets for these trains unless it’s an emergency and you cannot simply choose to help it!

Not only do these trains run late, but at the same time, they are exceptionally lagging in quality as well. India has many trains, and there is a sizable population from these that are good enough. However, we have tried to list the ten worst trains in India; you should refrain from booking under all circumstances! Check out the list of the top ten worst trains in India.

List of 10 Worst Trains in India

1. Bhagalpur Delhi Anand Vihar Garib Rath Express

 Bhagalpur Delhi Anand Vihar Garib Rath Express is one of the worst trains in India because most of the time, it's run late from the scheduled time.
Bhagalpur Delhi Anand Vihar Garib Rath Express is one of the worst trains in India because most of the time, it’s run late from the scheduled time.

The word garib rath, if translated to the proper meaning, refers to the chariot of the poor. One of the primary reasons this train was introduced was to ensure that even economically challenged people could benefit from an express time. But on close observation, we can say this is not what the train delivers. 

It would not be wrong to say that, on average, the Bhagalpur Delhi Anand Vihar Garib Rath Express on most days runs late by 12 hours at least. Why so? You would be surprised to know that it has left the origin station, i.e., Bhagalpur, only eight times right on time since it was launched.

2. Padatik Express

Padatik Express is one of the worst trains in India due to late running time.
Padatik Express is one of the worst trains in India due to late running time.

The Padatik Express was once considered an excellent option for those who wanted to travel from Sealdah to Alipurduar Junction in North Bengal. However, the major problem with this train is that it runs exceptionally late on most days without any concrete reasons, so we have added this train to the second worst trains in India.

However, we can say that unlike most other trains in this list, which are probably not very clean as well, that is not the case with Padatik Express at all. It is quite a clean train, however reaching on time might be a utopian task.

3. Anand Vihar Delhi – Kolkata Chitpur Express

Surprisingly, many of these worst trains tend to originate and move to Anand Vihar Delhi, right? Well, the next train we are talking about moves from Delhi to Kolkata Chitpur and is both dirty and late. The train runs more than 6 hours late on a good day; if luck is not you, it can also run late.

If there is fog in the temperature, there is a high chance that the train can also be late for more than 12 hours. The facade of the train is not promising, and hence the lack of maintenance makes it worse. Anand Vihar Delhi – Kolkata Chitpur Express is one of the worst trains in India on the Delhi Howrah route.

4. Saharsa Amritsar Garib Rath

Regarding the list of worst trains in India, it is not only the late factor that puts a train on the list. Being unhygienic is undoubtedly a reason that has to be given utmost importance. The Saharsa Amritsar Garib Rath Express is one such train, and the worst part is that this train is like this, even after numerous complaints. The condition of the train coaches, even in the first class seating, is deplorable, let alone the general or the sleeper class coaches.

5. New Delhi Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express

New Delhi Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express

We understand that seeing a Rajdhani Express on the list of worst trains in India can be extremely shocking, but sadly that is the case! In the past year, if we go by the records, more than 40 complaints were filed by the app about the conditions of this train. However, the authorities have said that they will start actively trying to maintain the train better.

6. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi – Bandra Swaraj Express

Although, unfortunately, a train which heads to a religious location is in this condition, the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi – Bandra Swaraj Express has received 64 complaints recently. Not only does this train run extremely slow, but at the same time, it is dirty more than your comprehension. The worst part about this train is that the authorities do not even take an active interest in maintaining the train as well. In the recent few years, there have been a lot of complaints, and even a council was formed to take care of this issue. Sadly, all of these have gone in vain as the train continues delivering the same service.

7. Seemanchal Express

For those who do not have an idea about the running of this train, it travels between. Anand Vihar in Delhi and Jogbani in Bihar. However, a unique thing about this particular train is that the complaints are received only from Jogbani in Bihar. Hence, one can conclude safely that there are problems with maintenance only when the train runs from this spot. 

8. Tripura Sundari Express

The Tripura Sundari Express is a weekly train that transits between Tripura and Ferozepur in Punjab. If you go through the complaint list about this particular train, the most common complaint which has come over and over is the poor condition of the bedding. People complain that it is full of stains and, in most cases, too dirty to use.

9. Manduadih-Rameswaram Weekly Express

You would be stunned to know this train has crossed all other records and made itself the top delayed train. Can you believe that an Express train runs late by an average of 12 hours? The train runs for a long distance of almost 2000 km; however, the performance has never been up to the mark. 

10. Himgiri Super Fast Express

And finally, just labelling oneself as superfast does not mean one can be accorded that status. This is what stands true for the so-called Himgiri Super Fast Express. It travels from Howrah in West Bengal to Jammu Tawi in Kashmir. On a good day, the train runs late by 8 hours, and with time, the maintenance becomes more deplorable than you can think. If you have other options, don’t make the mistake of booking tickets with this train.

Most of the worst trains in India we have mentioned now run late because there is a lot of confusion at the station from where they depart. A widespread mistake that we have noticed in this case is that there are many new trains, which has likely taken off the focus from the older ones. 

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