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Diva On Her Tracks

Four decades on, the Howrah Rajdhani Express chugs along, shinier, but at the same pace

Diva On Her Tracks
Ananda Bazar Patrika
Diva On Her Tracks
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The Howrah Rajdhani

40 years ago

  • Distance: 1,445 km from Howrah to New Delhi
  • Time: 17 hrs, 20 min
  • Stops: Three technical stops at Gomoh, Mughalsarai, Kanpur. No passenger pick-ups or drops.
  • Coaches: 9, built in Integral Coach Factory, Perambur—two power cars, 5 AC chair cars, 1 AC dining car, I AC first class coach Fully airconditioned Ran on diesel engine
  • Maximum Speed: 120 kmph
  • Fare: Rs 90 for AC chaircar, Rs 280 for AC first class, including food
  • Menu: Morning tea and biscuits, breakfast with choice of eggs, seasonal fruits, three-course lunches and dinners, choice of European/Indian cuisine
Now
  • Frequency: Biweekly
  • Time: 17 hrs, 10 min ( 16 hrs, 55 min on return leg)
  • Stops: Dhanbad, Gaya, Mughalsarai, Allahabad, Kanpur (Patna instead of Gaya on...
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