The routes you are taking about are more photographed & talked about... Dooars is less explored compared to other places in India... Same goes to North East... With proper infrastructure & management Dooars can place it self in list of demanding tourist destination... Every place has got its own charm... That's the bottom-line...
central govt has built a broad gauge rly line through this place at an estimated cost of 1327 crore...has state govt been able to construct a Single Road Over-Bridge(either through State Highway/NH) ever since the route was opened to traffic(2003)?
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Train takes 9 hrs to get to PER from SBC. For a train that has to cover 3500 kms, i think it can save at least 2 hours in this section. I totally understand that it is not all that easy to provide good time slots when train has to run thru various railway divisions, but then for long distance trains like these should be run just bit faster.