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Blog Entry# 424541
Posted: May 14 2012 (12:15AM)
Last Response: Jun 02 2012 (8:22PM)
May 14 2012 (12:15AM) Howrah - New Jalpaiguri Shatabdi Express/12041 | NJP/New Jalpaiguri (8) ⇑ ↓⇓ ←→
NFR Welcomes the monsoon gleefully 8687 blog posts 14266 correct pred (67% accurate)
Talks are already going on in this website about LHB-iasation of HWH RNC Shatabdi Exp & subsequently allotting the ICF Rake to HWH-NJP Proposed Shatabdi.I have two questions:-
(i)Will the Shatabdi Run full?I think not many people of the region,through which the Shatabdi is expected to run,can afford a Costly Ride of Shatabdi.
(ii)Is it really possible to Run a Shatabdi b/w 567 km within 16-17 Hrs including the Return trip,where it'll be hauled by a Diesel Engine & the route b/w NFK & SNT,has lot of Engineering Problems,Presently the fastest Darjeeling Mail takes almost 3.25 Hrs to cover 180 km MLDT-BHP,with Avg Speed lesser than 60 kmph.
Max permissible time schedule can be
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Saikat Ghose* 605 blog posts 4 correct pred (66% accurate)
But other way round it will reach NJP after 10PM, no one will be eager to reach there after 10 PM and return trip will be useless, also too early morning departure from NJP no one from Darjeeling will be making it!! Best is other way round, also remember many trains in ur list are for RPH area only, some may be controlled en route to offer this one passage.
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The Legend Called Darjeeling Mail 1536 blog posts 91 correct pred (59% accurate) Ph:+918981407380
Instead of Introducing Shatabdi THE KOAA-HDB Express should have been made to run daily ...change in timings little bit and give it LHB coaches....tha will be the Big solution