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12358/Amritsar - Kolkata Durgiana SF Express

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Departing from Mughalsarai (Aug. 9, 2011) : We departed from Mughalsarai just behind the Sealdah Rajdhani. I was transported to nostalgia-land as I recounted various journeys I had undertaken from this very station. Soon, we would be crossing the vast yard.

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Take a Star from me Mani Sir for my favorite train. We Rail Fans will be happy to receive such valuable material from your side on our new joint rail fans page of I love Indian Trains where you are now Senior Page Admin :-D
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Mar 12 2014 (9:57AM)   12358/Amritsar - Kolkata Durgiana SF Express        
 

VISHAL   1532 blog posts   4267 correct pred (71% accurate)  
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trying to book tatkal
lets see what happens

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All the best!

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please predict my pnr
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Feb 11 2014 (5:51PM)   12358/Amritsar - Kolkata Durgiana SF Express | GAYA/Gaya Junction (9)        
 

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something was wrong in gaya jn today morning as passing by trains got delayed delayed?????????
something was wrong in gaya jn today morning as passing by trains got delayed?????????

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Coach composition-loco-slr-hcpv-ur2-s6-s5-s4-s3-s2-s1-a1-b3-b2-b1-ur2-slr

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Thanks Updated...Please use Info Update option for providing such updates.
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Some mistake in time table...departs SRE@11:45 plz see...

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Feb 04 2014 (10:21AM)   12358/Amritsar - Kolkata Durgiana SF Express | KOAA/Kolkata Chitpur (5)        
  

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Arriving at Kolkata Chitpur Terminal, and meeting soul-mate: WAP-4 Durgiana Superfast on-board
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After getting badly delayed in the bottle-neck of ER's Sealdah North (Main) division, i.e. Dum Dum Junction, 22377 HWH WAP- 4 hauled 12358 Amritsar (ASR)- Kolkata Chitpur Terminal (KOAA) Bi-Weekly DURGIANA Superfast cruises through the PSR marked Dum Dum- Kolkata Chitpur Terminal CIRCULAR Railway route amidst the countless number of shanties build precariously close to the tracks. At the beginning, you can see a double line section heading for the Chitpur Goods Yard, and the Kidderpore Docks Yard. After that, we take a massive curve, and go below the quadruple Sealdah- Dum Dum lines before finally entering Kolkata Chitpur Terminal, which is one of the cleanest stations in
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entire IR circuit, approx 1 hour late. And in the station, we meet our soul-mate, i.e. 12357 Kolkata Chitpur Terminal (KOAA)- Amritsar (ASR) Bi-Weekly DURGIANA Superfast, and also 13161 Kolkata Chitpur Terminal (KOAA)- Balurghat (BLGT) TEBHAGA Express, who were awaiting to get the starter.
Kolkata Chitpur railway station:
Kolkata Station (also known as Chitpur station) is the newest of the four terminal railway stations serving Howrah and Kolkata, India; the others are Sealdah Station, in Kolkata, Shalimar Station in Howrah and Howrah Station in Howrah. Kolkata station is situated in the Chitpur locality of north central Kolkata. The place where the station is situated was formerly a large goods yard. The present car and bus parking areas, as well as the path to the station, formed part of a coal loading yard. The present-day platforms were once used as goods lines and formed part of the large Chitpur Rail Yard.
In 2000, the first plans were made to utilise this area as a railway station, since the rapid growth of long distance passengers was overcrowding the Sealdah station. Due to limitations of space, new platform construction is restricted at Sealdah. Two new platforms (9A & 9B) constructed between 2004 and 2005 proved insufficient. Due to its central position in Kolkata, the Sealdah station is too busy for suburban train traffic. To overcome this problem, Eastern Railways suggested constructing another large railway station in Kolkata, to cater mostly to long distance trains.The decision to build a terminal at Chitpur came after a lot of deliberation and a process of elimination. Different locations were suggested for the station site. Three years ago, Majerhat was suggested as a possible location. The idea was shelved owing to technical difficulties involving the construction of a bridge over the Hooghly river from Bauria to Budge Budge. Then there was Shalimar, in Howrah district, which was already a goods terminal operating under the South Eastern Railway. In fact, a passenger service on a trial basis was also started from there through two pairs of trains. But the project could not take off owing to certain problems relating to infrastructure and the considerable distance of the terminal from proper Kolkata. Chitpur was decided upon finally and approved by the Railway Ministry in 2003-04. Certain inherent advantages helped in the selection of this place. Other than being located in the heart of Kolkata, Chitpur has already functioned as an important rail yard for around a century. Moreover, unlike in the case of Majerhat and Shalimar, the huge property in and around the place belongs to the Railways. The proposal has been accepted by the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA), and on May 15, 2003, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee laid the foundation stone for the project. Construction started in 2004. The tracks from the coal-yard were closed first, and then a large portion of electrified goods tracks were shut down. Those tracks, masts and wires were demolished. Next, the Dum Dum- Majherhat link rail line's (Kolkata Circular Railway) track was temporarily re-aligned. This action permitted the construction of platforms, station buildings and a parking area to begin. After construction was completed, the circular rail tracks were aligned as before, now via the new station. Other tracks were re-aligned, and completely electrified for passenger coaches shunting (up to side of Tala station). Tracks in the opposite direction, which were not electrified and underutilized, were re-laid, re-aligned and fully electrified for goods trains (with wagon to lorry transfer facility). Part of the former electrified goods lines, which were closed, now entered use as a coach siding.
After these, the official inauguration occurred in January 2006.

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Thats the sharp curve after Patipukur.

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One of the most slowest approach to any major terminal..
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Jan 23 2014 (6:01PM)   12358/Amritsar - Kolkata Durgiana SF Express | GJD/Gujhandi        
  

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Durgiana Superfast in action !
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Sealdah DurantoThe fastest train of India   313 blog posts   389 correct pred (69% accurate)  
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Recently I boarded this train during return journey from Jalandhar to Dhanbad on 13th Jan 2014. Certain things I found that deserves mention I would like to share with other members and respected admins and moderator. To my surprise and inspite of lots of criticism she arrived at Jalandhar station bang on time and reached my destination Dhanbad just 1 hour 5 minutes late despite the foggy and chilled weather at North India. I have uploaded one photo of the 3AC coach.. if one sees carefully will find this kind of berths are quite different than the conventional ones(the middle berth is non removable from the hook/hinge/clamp rather it hangs in a inwardly folded position). Also the berths are wider than the standard berths of other 3AC coach and the outer bottom potion of the lower berth is covered with ply/boards for more safety/security of luggage.
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The food still remains a concern with this train. Please take enough food with you while traveling by this train. Catering provides only veg food at Rs. 80 (omlettes served on order) which is not that good. This lunch is taken from Saharanpur. You can also take chapatis/rice and chhole sabzi @Rs. 40 from sharanpur if you don't want to opt for this lunch. Keep enough snacks ready as this train has a continuous run from Moradabad to Lucknow from where you will get dinner. At Lucknow you have comesum. Unfortunately many a times comesum guys don't arrive in time so you may not need to order the lunch over the phone rather you will get their reps carrying veg lunch to your coach. This costs Rs. 160 where you will be given rice(approx 100 gms), two paranthas, dal, pickle, and paneer(2 small pieces) but the quantity is too less to satisfy normal appetite.
There is almost no security in this train. At least I didn't come across, passengers were smoking carelessly near the vestibule area. One thing that really annoyed me is that once the train stopped at a very remote dark place 30 mins before entering lucknow. I just screamed at the attendant to bolt the doors because passengers were freely enjoying a stroll at the deserted station keeping the doors open, without being aware of the possibilities, so disgusting.Anyways the train was on time till Mughal sarai, post which it got delayed probably due to aggressive timing given to it. But at night you won't believe it was just roaring and tearing the tracks that you can feel even in the best cushioned (better suspension)AC coach and at least twice felt as if it is going to leave the track the way it twisted at high speed.
Twice the coach was cleaned and i was aked for feedback. The toilets did have tissue papers and handwash filled all the time.
Another praiseworthy thing is it didn't give any deliberate unscheduled halt at any station as apprehended by many of us(for example it skipped Bareilly at almost 80kmph). Only Parasnath is in the list of inclusion.Ovaerall it was a really remarkable journey if i can ignore the negatives.Hope this helps the travelers.

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AJ   3222 blog posts   80 correct pred (62% accurate)  
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till 2010 Vikramshila has these kind of births berths with those blue seat covers
2A me abtak ye old wala hi chal raha hai :)

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its an old births berths of ICF coaches
its an old berths of ICF coaches.. till 2010 Vikramshila has these kind of berths with those blue seat covers.. now maroon seat cover wali seats aayi n cost cutting ke liye IR ne change kar diya..
2A me abtak ye old wala hi chal raha hai :)

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kafi traino me old icf ac coach chal rahe hai ...with blue seat covers with more cushion...ex : lastone i traveled was in sc-bkn exp ...

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AJ   3222 blog posts   80 correct pred (62% accurate)  
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n they are comfortable ye new wale SL type 3A coaches se.. jisme middle berth ke liye bich wali berth fold ho jati hai..

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Did this train has LHB Hybrid coaches ? Or the coach might have refurbished from a 2A coach. I had seen this sofa kinda of seating in 2A and once in 3A coach.

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these kind of seating accommodation now only in 2A..
earlier it was in 3A too..

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I do agree sir

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As far as i remember i don't think so. Because I have at least 8 times traveled in this train since I resided at Jalandhar for two years and didn't come across such coach before in 3AC
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When Durgiana Exp was not introduced then Akal Takht Exp was the Queen SF on the Calcutta - Sultanpur - Saharanpur - Amritsar Route. I loved to see the train's Non-Stop Run between Varanasi & Lucknow so after some months when SLN was added to the stoppage list, I didn't like it. It was only after interacting with Harsh & Arif Sir on IRI that I realized the importance of SLN Jn on the BSB-LKO Route via Jaunpur. By now even I feel that SLN can be given to Gurumukhi Exp but Parasnath Stn for Durgiana Exp is really too much to arm twist a Superfast >:-(

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When Durgiana Exp was not introduced then Akal Takht Exp was the Queen SF on the Calcutta - Sultanpur - Saharanpur - Amritsar Route. I loved to see the train's Non-Stop Run between Varanasi & Lucknow so after some months when SLN was added to the stoppage list, I didn't like it. It was only after interacting with Harsh & Arif Sir on IRI that I realized the importance of SLN Jn on the BSB-LKO Route via Jaunpur. By now even I feel that SLN can be given to Gurumukhi Exp but Parasnath Stn for Durgiana Exp is really too much to arm twist a Superfast >:-(
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