If you need to travel in Kalka Mail from Howrah to Kalka or Howrah to Chandigarh, You must travel in AC First Class or you can travel in Kalka Mail on other classes from Howrah to following Locations
HWH-DLI AC 2 Tier
HWH-CNB AC 2 Tier/AC Three Tier
HWH-ALD AC 2 Tier/AC Three Tier/Sleeper Class
What are you trying to say? Coz All the classes are available for any source-destination combination.
If you see Kalka Mail in Winters, note that the Legend has Rescheduling chance from Howrah and Kalka. #laterunnerfromER
My upcoming trip is in 12322 Kolkata Mail (Imperial Mail) on 13th December 2016 & I'm very much worried, I'm surely anticipating re-scheduling of it's departure from Mumbai itself, what's your say?
If your 12322 Imperial Mail is Rescheduled by 8-10 hrs, you can cancel your ticket and go via Nagpur in 12809 Mumbai Mail.
take NGP Route.
if u have WL/RAC Tkt, better cancel & book in NGP route trains.
No, my exact destination is Gaya.Jn
This train is a better opinion as a SF to Travel, As Poorva Exp Runs very Late and Rest of the trains are Expensive (Duronto/Rajdhani). If you Look at it's Late Margin even in Fog season, You will come to know that Kalka mail is 100 times more punctual than Poorva Express. It Performs Awesome on Such a Busy Route! Avg Delay is of 2hrs 15mins at HWH! However, It often reaches HWH on time or Slightly Before Time.
I aboslutely second that!! This train comes as a much favourite option just after Raj/Dur. I also have an honest confession to make......such a legend, still running on ICF coaches, till date. Why are they not upgrading this beauty to the more fast and modern LHB rakes?? Beats me!!
You must be familiar with it's Slip at CDG, ICFs are self power generating, detachment of coach is possible without having a Power cease, whereas in LHB a EOG or HOG is required to keep supplying Power. So, Attaching/Removing slip while Keeping Continuous power supply in Coaches is a impossible task. Moreover, Kalka mial requires atleast 4 Rakes of LHB
PF extension at Kalka is in progress, thereafter shd not be a problem/news/post/279067
it is possible then after. :D in my opinion this work may take upto 1 year depending upon Fund sanctioned by RB for this work.
That's a first!! I had the impression that LHB were an improvement over ICF, but now knowing about power, I am seriously speechless!! Good to know anyways
Are the slips stored @ CDG?? Is that the only hindrance??.......Just curious!!
Great, I am Happy Sir, that it added up into your knowledge :) :)
I am seriously indebted to IRI for the simple reason that, it has literally helped me double my knowledge and come across stalwarts like you!!!! This forum never ceases to amaze me!! Thank you once again for everything!! Just super good!!
You can always visit irfca and ICF BOGIE
Site to deepen your knowledge. :)
This is freakin' aaaawwwsome!! Thanks m8!!