From 4 June 2020, this train will not stop at Ghatshila, Sini, Dangoaposi, Noamundi and Bara Jamda. Why has this been done? Has like this been done with any of the other 99 trains also?
Sini and Dangoaposi is important stations they give passengers. Why stop removed? Bad decision more loss to Barbil Janshatabdi
Do you think this train can be Short Terminated at Kharagpur, and run as Kharagpur-Vishakhapatnam Exp.
This train should run from Howrah Junction!
Howrah not possible. No space at Howrah. Plenty of trains from Howrah to Vishapatnam side. This train was given to cater Purba Midnapur district passengers. It get good passengers till Kharagpur and till Panskura. From Panskura to Digha almost empty runs. Now Panskura gives good passengers to this train but no space at Panskura to park the rake and start a long distance train from Panskura so it can be made to originate from Kharagpur.
It's a Weekly train
Will not eat much space
Bihar & Jharkhand Passenger's travel towards
Visakhapatnam will benefit.
Should be speed-up as a Duranto!
Would not happen bro. The train is important for people from northern part of kolkata and the only connection for puri bound passengers from the other side of hooghly. SHM/SRC passengers have loads of trains for them. Furthermore the extra time due to this extra route from sealdah to andal is quite useful for an hour of extra sleep which is essential in my opinion. 7-8 hrs of sleep is necessary for a fresh next day. Had the train started from HWH/SHM, people would get less than 6 hrs of sleep most probably.
No Terminal change will be done for SDAH-PURI DURONTO exp. This train is for South 24 Parganas, North 24 parganas, Nadia districts people and parts of Kolkata say North Kolkata area people only. This train was given to cater these areas passengers. If you remember, as far as i remember the same year when SDAH-PURI DURONTO EXP was Announced that year SHM-PURI Exp was also announced together with this train. The main objective of RB, RM was SDAH-PURI DURONTO EXP will be for outh 24 Parganas, North 24 parganas, Nadia districts people and parts of Kolkata say North Kolkata area peoples and SHM-PURI EXP will be for Howrah, Hooghly, Parts of Kolkata passengers. Both trains got announced together in same year Railway Budget.
Yes I remember even I want it to become it daily.
ER is always ready to run this Duronto exp daily as it gets good passengers all though the year. ER even runs SDAH-PURI Special trains in peak seasons, as Puri train from Sealdah is always in a demand for the reasons i told earlier. But slot is a problem in SER. Specially at Andul this crossing-over hampers speed of many trains in very busy HWH-KGP Section. For Duronto exp priority is high, SER cannot keep it waiting at Andul outer for clearance, also TT at Andul is a peak time then. Special trains can wait at outer for clearance and its TT is also different so no problems.
I also think SDAH-PURI DURONTO exp can be made Daily.
Then we need to absorb the garibrath and both weekly's which can free up the slots
Here comes the pics of enroute!
First time an Electric Loco powering an Express Train in newly Electrified Section SPJ-DBG-JYG. Bihar's don aka BSK became the first train to run with Electric Locomotive in the section with CNB WAP 7 37198 in lead🤩.
Video link attached and pics credit to my brother Abhinav RF SPJ
Good to see.....
1. Vacant GEN coaches
2. Three 3A coaches
3. End to end E-loco.
Now spj needs a ets for handling frequent reversal of elocos.
Alternatively, are there future plans to start maintaining elocos in spj dls
Train look so good when it doesn't have people hanging out of the doors. Railway should seriously consider removing unreserved coaches forever. No one should travel in the toilets of the coaches in the 21st century India, it's just inhumane.