12828 maintained 110kmph average speed between Kharagpur and Howrah on 9th July, 17! 1hr 15 mins late running Purulia Howrah Superfast Express due to interlocking upgrades, breaks the earlier record of Steel Exp, reaches HWH just 12 mins late. Steel Exp had the highest run chase in the suburban section with an average speed of 107kmph. A new benchmark has been set.
DRM KGP said that both 12828 and 12814 are extremely important intercity trains. Countless numbers of passengers go to their offices in Kolkata and intermediate stations. These trains starts packed from origination thereafter providing round trips of Kolkata. These old glories are having the highest priority in the section.