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
- 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
- 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...