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Jan 31 2013 (22:25)   12311/Kalka Mail
 

▅ ▆ ▇ █★KR ♥ Lover ♥ Forever★█ ▇ ▆ ▅~   10317 blog posts   3405 correct pred (57% accurate)
Entry# 657526            Tags   Past Edits
Study of Howrah Kalka Mail/12311
Kalka Mail is the name of a train in India connecting Howrah near Calcutta in the eastern state of West Bengal to Kalka, the railhead for Simla, the hill station and one-time summer capital of India.
Details
Kalka Mail at present is among the longest trains running in the country, it has a total of 24 coaches (12
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Sleeper, 2 SLR, 4 General, 1 First A/C, 2 3Tier A/C, 3 2Tier A/C). One A/C 3 tier gets attached in Mugalsarai fro train from Howrah and its detached at Mugalsarai on the return Journey. This train is categorised as super-fast and runs on a maximum speed of 110 km/hrs. The engine attached to this train is the modern 6350 HP, WAP-7 based in Ghaziabad. In between Howrah and Kalka the train stops at 37 Stations. Passengers boarding the Train have to abide by Distance restriction: The minimum travel distance is 160 km in all AC classes and 480 km in Sleeper and 2S. But will carry passenger on Delhi- Kalka section for all classes.
History
Kalka Mail (numbered 1 Up / 2 Dn) began operation in 1866 between Calcutta and Delhi and then further extended from Delhi to Kalka in 1891. The train was the principal mechanism for British civil servants to move from the capital, Calcutta, to the summer capital in Shimla. As the capital used to be shifted twice every year, the entire government machinery used to travel on Kalka Mail. Both the stations had internal carriageway for the cars of Viceroy and other high-ranking officers to reach next to their Rail Coach, The carriageway at Howrah is still used and runs between Platforms 8 and 9, but the carriageway at Kalka has been converted into platform.[1]
Run by the East Indian Railway Company, the train was originally known as the "East Indian Railway Mail". The train is now numbered 12311 from Howrah and 12312 towards Howrah.
In popular culture
Kalka Mail is featured in a short story by Satyajit Ray, the Indian film director and writer. In the story, The Mystery of the Kalka Mail, the three main characters travel from Calcutta to Delhi and on to Kalka on the train. The plot involves a stolen diamond and an unpublished manuscript.[2] The story was also made into a radio play.
Accidents and Incidents
13 coaches of Kalka Mail derailed on Kanpur-Fatehpur line near Fatehpur Malwa Station on 10 July 2011 afternoon. The cause is unknown though poor maintenance of the locomotive is suspected to be the cause as the engine had started swaying sideways just before the accident.
More than 69 persons died and 200 were injured. The injured were taken to hospitals of Kanpur, Lucknow and Allahabad.

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Feb 01 2013 (10:54)
kg1904   11 blog posts
Re# 657526-11            Tags   Past Edits
Actually the train should leave HWH even later at around 2100hours and should be speeded up in the MGS- DLI section and stoppage time at DLI reduced.

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Feb 02 2013 (10:14)
Aditya*^~   4341 blog posts   2413 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 657526-17            Tags   Past Edits
bang On...i had proposed this several time..
The TT should be like this (all stoppages no included)
HWH -- 21:15
ASN -- 23:45/23:50
DHN -- 00:45/00:55
GAYA
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-- 03:35/03:40
MGS -- 06:45/07:00
ALD -- 09:15/09:25
CNB -- 12:15/12:30
ALJN -- 17:10/17:15
DLI -- 20:00/20:45
UMB -- 00o:05/00:15
CDG -- 01:05/01:35
KLK -- 03:10
  
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Feb 01 2013 (14:39)   12301/Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Gaya)
 

Bundelkhand Express   511 blog posts   9 correct pred (69% accurate)
Entry# 657950            Tags   Past Edits
Since Mumbai is very soon going to get a third rajdhani ,it's time for a third rajdhani for HOWRAH as well but via different route
HWH 14.00
BSP 23.30 23.40
KTM 04.25 04.30
SGO
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06.48 06.50
JHS 09.30 09.40
NDLS 14.15
Earlier BSP rajdhani was also extended to HWH for a short period
Reviews are welcome

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Feb 01 2013 (15:41)
kg1904   11 blog posts
Re# 657950-6            Tags   Past Edits
This proposed Raj will not help end to end passengers but in between passengers only

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Rail Fanning
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Jan 31 2013 (10:14)  
 

WRIK*^   7505 blog posts   131 correct pred (59% accurate)
Entry# 656769            Tags   Past Edits
Dream for Kolkattaiya railfans:
**HWH- MAS SF
**WAP7 in SER
**HWH WDP4
**More coaches with Kumbh and Upasana
**Better
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communication to SHM from Kolkata
These are common dreams for many of us. I'm adding one today: 24 coach Raj from HWH/SDAH.

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Feb 01 2013 (10:57)
kg1904   11 blog posts
Re# 656769-9            Tags   Past Edits
LHB coaches are longer than ICF coaches and hence 24 coaches for LHB is much longer for normal platforms to accomodate

  
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Feb 01 2013 (10:57)
Next Target 300 LHB trains^~   81658 blog posts   5226 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 656769-10            Tags   Past Edits
yes ..

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Rail Budget
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Jan 25 2013 (09:26)   HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs)
 

sayan111   1133 blog posts   2150 correct pred (87% accurate)
Entry# 651426            Tags   Past Edits
With less than a month to go, I consider this an immense privilege for me to present my 'longing list' for my city on IRI for 'Railway Budget 2013-14'.
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1.HWH-SBP Jan Shatabdi Express:
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FREQUENCY:
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6 days
TIMING: SBP(05:45)->HWH(13:40) | HWH(14:10)->SBP(22:05)
STOPPAGES: HWH, KGP, TATA, CKP, ROU, JSG
COMPOSITION: DR1-C1-C2-C3-D1-D2-D3-D4-D5-D6-D7-D8-D9-DR2
LOCO: WDP4B
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2.SDAH-JMP Jan Shatabdi Express:
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FREQUENCY: 6 days
TIMING: JMP(06:00)->SDAH(13:50) | SDAH(14:25)->JMP(22:10)
STOPPAGES: BWN, BHP, RPH, BHW, SBG, CLG, BGP
COMPOSITION: DR1-C1-C2-D1-D2-D3-D4-D5-D6-D7-D8-DR2
LOCO: WDM3A
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3.SDAH-KALKA (KINNAUR VALLEY) SF EXPRESS:
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FREQUENCY: bi-weekly
TIMING: SDAH(07:20)->KLK(09:25) | KLK(17:20)->SDAH(19:30)
STOPPAGES: DGP, ASN, DHN, GAYA, MGS, BSB, LKO, BE, MB, SRE, UMB
COMPOSITION: SLR-GS-GS-HA1-A1-B1-B2-B3-B4-PC-S1-S2-S3-S4-S5-S6-S7-S8-S9-GS-SLR
LOCO: WAP4
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4.SDAH-JAT (MUGHAL GARDEN) SF EXPRESS:
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FREQUENCY: bi-weekly
TIMING: SDAH(21:25)->JAT(05:45) | JAT(20:40)->SDAH(05:00)
STOPPAGES: ASN, DHN, GAYA, MGS, BSB, LKO, BE, MB, SRE, UMB, LDH, JRC, CHKB
COMPOSITION: SLR-GS-GS-A1-A2-B1-B2-B3-B4-PC-S1-S2-S3-S4-S5-S6-S7-S8-S9-S10-GS-SLR
LOCO: WAP4
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5.HWH-MAO (COLVA) SF EXPRESS:
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FREQUENCY: bi-weekly
TIMING: HWH(18:30)->MAO(05:55) | MAO(23:35)->HWH(11:00)
STOPPAGES: KGP, BLS, CTC, BBS, BAM, DVD, RJY, BZA, GNT, NDL, GTL, HPT, UBL, CLR
COMPOSITION: SLR-GS-GS-A1-B1-B2-B3-B4-PC-S1-S2-S3-S4-S5-S6-S7-S8-S9-S10-GS-GS-SLR
LOCO: WAP4
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6.SHM-KCG (NIZAM) SF EXPRESS(via Gondia):
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FREQUENCY: weekly
TIMING: SHM(08:40)->KCG(09:50) | KCG(17:15)->SHM(18:35)
STOPPAGES: SRC, KGP, TATA, ROU, BSP, R, DURG, G, BPQ, KZJ
COMPOSITION: SLR-GS-GS-H1-A1-A2-B1-B2-B3-B4-B5-S1-S2-S3-S4-S5-S6-S7-S8-S9-GS-SLR
LOCO: WAP4
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7.SRC-TVC (KOVALAM) SF EXPRESS:
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FREQUENCY: weekly
TIMING: SRC(10:40)->KCG(05:00) | KCG(11:00)->SRC(05:15)
STOPPAGES: KGP, BBS, BAM, DVD, RJY, BZA, MS, VM, TPJ, MDU, TEN, NCJ
COMPOSITION: SLR-GS-GS-A1-A2-B1-B2-B3-B4-PC-S1-S2-S3-S4-S5-S6-S7-S8-S9-S10-GS-SLR
LOCO: WAP4
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8.HWH-MAS DURONTO EXPRESS:
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FREQUENCY: Bi-weekly
TIMING: HWH(08:40)->MAS(08:30) | MAS(19:00)->HWH(18:50)
COMPOSITION: SLR-H1-A1-A2-B1-B2-B3-B4-B5-PC-S1-S2-S3-S4-S5-S6-S7-S8-SLR
LOCO: WAP4
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9.HWH-ADI DURONTO EXPRESS:
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FREQUENCY: Bi-weekly
TIMING: HWH(07:35)->ADI(12:30) | ADI(15:00)->HWH(19:50)
COMPOSITION: SLR-H1-A1-A2-B1-B2-B3-B4-PC-S1-S2-S3-S4-S5-S6-S7-S8-SLR
LOCO: WAP4
NB^^^:
a) I put here more number of AC coaches as they have increasing demand as well as they generate higher revenue
b) Again, I did not opt for fully AC trains to fecilitate the service for all economy groups.(edited)

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Jan 25 2013 (10:37)
kg1904   11 blog posts
Re# 651426-7            Tags   Past Edits
The JMP JS should actually be an ICE - ER should consider extending one of the numerous RPHT trains.
HWH MAS duronto is overdue.
Considering the pax to places like Surat, Vadodara I would rather suggest an AC SFE to ADI.

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Jan 25 2013 (17:07)
sayan111   1133 blog posts   2150 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 651426-24            Tags   Past Edits
I considered JS for a fast connection from JMP-BGP-SBG area, which is much needed I feel. ICE will be be waved by demands for local stoppages and ultimately will be a crawler !!!

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Jan 23 2013 (22:49)   12259/Sealdah - New Delhi AC Duronto Express
 

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Entry# 650143            Tags   Past Edits
Hi members
I want some information regarding connectivity at ndls.I will be travelling to haridwar on 20th of February. From Sdah to ndls it will be Duronto and from ndls to Haridwar it will be Jansatabdi.The arrival time of duronto at ndls is 11.00 a.m on 21st of February and the connecting Jansatabdi will live ndls at 15.25 p.m.My questions are 1.Is there any possibility of FOG at that time? 2. Is the in between time of 4.25 hrs is enough if the route will effect due to fog?

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Jan 24 2013 (12:30)
kg1904   11 blog posts
Re# 650143-15            Tags   Past Edits
I had taken the same connect but in May. Around 20th Feb fog should not be that big an issue but check there is a strike call by left trade unions around that time
  
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Jan 24 2013 (08:52)   12278/Puri - Howrah Shatabdi Express | PURI/Puri (8 PFs)
 

Pp*^~   4189 blog posts   124 correct pred (79% accurate)
Entry# 650258            Tags   Past Edits
Finally notified as Shatabdi with Time Table:

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Jan 24 2013 (12:25)
kg1904   11 blog posts
Re# 650258-28            Tags   Past Edits
Lunch in picked up in Balasore - 5min while train cleaned in KGP - 10min

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May 18 2011 (13:03)  
 

kg1904   11 blog posts
Entry# 163531            Tags   Past Edits
Is food included in ticket of Jan Satbadi - NDLS DDN & HW ASR?

  
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May 18 2011 (13:05)
gurmeetsinghvirdi*^~   2529 blog posts   51583 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 163531-1            Tags   Past Edits
no food is provided free of cost in jan-shatabdi.

  
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May 18 2011 (14:08)
S K Jain*^~   6380 blog posts   8591 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 163531-2            Tags   Past Edits
So far regular trains are concerned, free food (cost charged in the ticket price) is served only in Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains without exception as per the schedule. It is also applicable to most of the Duronto trains excepting some (which are overnight or short duration day trains).
Tourist trains (Like palace on wheels) etc. also have this facility.
  
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May 16 2011 (11:25)  
 

kg1904   11 blog posts
Entry# 161873            Tags   Past Edits
Which platform does SDAH NDLS Duranto reach in NDLS?
Does the platform have a escalator?
Where is the waiting room in NDLS?
Which platform will DDN JS start from in NDLS?

  
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May 17 2011 (03:11)
Vinay Kumar~   15574 blog posts   361 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 161873-1            Tags   Past Edits
Not sure, but may arrive @ PF near Ajmeri Gate Terminus. Escalator isnt guaranteed & have to be inquired @ PF!!
DDN JS departs from PF#1 or 2!!
  
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May 16 2011 (11:26)  
 

kg1904   11 blog posts
Entry# 161874            Tags   Past Edits
For senior citizen proof of age what documents are required during train travel?
What about children less than 12 years?

  
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May 17 2011 (03:09)
Vinay Kumar~   15574 blog posts   361 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 161874-1            Tags   Past Edits
Any Govn authorized ID Proof, in which Date of Birth is been mentioned (& applicable in IR ID Proof).
For child below 12, no proof is been demanded & its on TTE wisdom to confirm child to be below 12 years!
  
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May 16 2011 (12:04)  
 

kg1904   11 blog posts
Entry# 161906            Tags   Past Edits
What are the timings of technical stoppages of SDAH NDLS Duranto?

  
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May 16 2011 (12:12)
PKV*^~   19099 blog posts   73 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 161906-1            Tags   Past Edits
1 SDAH Sealdah First Stn 18:40 0 1
2 DHN Dhanbad Jn 22:00 22:05 5 265 1 Tech Halt. Booking not allowed
3 MGS Mughal Sarai Jn 02:25 02:35 10 667 2 Tech Halt. Booking not allowed
4 CNB Kanpur Central Jn 06:10 06:15 5 1002 2 Tech
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Halt. Booking not allowed
5 NDLS New Delhi 11:00 Last Stn 1453 2

  
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May 16 2011 (12:13)
PKV*^~   19099 blog posts   73 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 161906-2            Tags   Past Edits
Contd: COURTESY erail.in

  
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May 16 2011 (12:47)
kg1904   11 blog posts
Re# 161906-3            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks!
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