I am yet to roll my head around the TT of this train. Upto Khalilabad, it runs like a decent express train. But post that, it becomes worse than a passenger. The only reason I can think of is that IR wanted to slow it down enough so that they could sell it as an LJN GKP Overnight train[which IMO, isn't feasible considering that dual electrified tracks has made the route much faster]. Heck, it even stoppages at Sihapar Halt and I am quite sure even the DRM GKP will struggle to explain if ever, anybody has deboarded at these stations.
It was introduced as Gorakhnath Exp to connect Lucknow-Gorakhpur as comfort overnight ICE which later share slot with two trains (one been Shaheed)!!
Later Gorakhnath Exp got extended to BSB & become daily Krishak (I am not sure but Krishak was ICE in GKP-BSB past GC)!!
It has to serve GKP-BCY as ICE & hence GKP arrival can't be pushed at wee early hours!!
The constraints of modern travel means a train TT has to evolve according to the needs. For eg. BDTS - BJU Avadh Express was originally AGC-LJN Express and infact, ran at it's original timings b/w Lucknow and Agra as an overnight train. But recently, it's timings got changed and it's no longer an viable alternative b/w LJN and AGC. Same goes for this train. IR is artificially squeezing this train to be slow despite there being no reason to be so. In fact, I had argue, if GKP-BSB sector is so important, it's better to run a dedicated ICE than a long distanced SL based train. And as for serving an overnight train b/w Lucknow and Gorakhpur, that is now better served via the Barhni route[IIRC, a train already runs overnight via there]. The main route via BST is such that even a dead end crawler such as Lucknow Barauni can
You can't push it's departure ex LJN to keep arrival stable ex GKP!! In British Era, MAS Mail & SBC Mail were kept slow for comfortable arrival ex destiny (Beypore Mail via Coimbatore use to take 18 hours & SBC Mail as linked portion took 12 hours)!!
Awadh has been extended way beyond scope of AGC-LKO which isn't applicable for Krishak which still is bifurcated in LJN-GKP & GKP-BCY!!
GZB 35016 WAP5+40361/KYN(D) lead the CRS Inspection Special for Roha-Veer 2nd line electrification
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But if agartala silchar JS introduced will run flop
Better if intercity type train introduce then it will be feasable
Give me the link pls
The kilometres and the timings of the train in both up and down direction is almost a exact copy of TT of TATA Howrah Steel Express !!!