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12311/Kalka Mail (PT)
কালকা মেল     कालका मेल

GZB/Ghaziabad Junction --> UMB/Ambala Cantt. Junction

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• Will be regulated by 40-50minutes b/w Kanpur Central - Hirangaon from 5.09.2019 - 08.09.2019 due to Yard Remodelling & Interlocking Work at Tundla. ➡️FIRST UTKHRISHT TRAIN of Indian Railways ➡️RMS coach is divided into two parts--1-40 seats for RMS portion and rest is GS.So Train has 2 GS...
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+ 1/2 GS also. ➡️ SLR-RMS-GS-S1-S2-S3-S4-S5-PC-B1-A1 portion is detached at Chandigarh ➡️ D1 is SLR + D1. 🔶 Cancelled on 19.10.19 Due to NI nd Yard remodelling work At Tundla Jn..
Fri Sep 06, 2019 (04:44PM)
Inaugural Run
Mon Jan 01, 1866
Pantry/Catering
✓ Pantry Car
✓ On-board Catering
✓ E-Catering
Pantry Car available between Howrah to Chandigarh; E-Catering available at HWH,...
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MGS, ALD, CNB, ALJN, DLI etc
Updated: Jul 01 (16:54) by Sandip Madhu~
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No RSA. 4 Utkrisht Rakes
Rating: 3.7/5 (255 votes)
cleanliness - good (42)
punctuality - good (47)
food - good (42)
ticket avbl - average (44)
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Jul 23 (06:53)   12312/Kalka Mail

sourindra55   6 blog posts
Entry# 4385510            Tags   Past Edits
Traveled from CDG to DGR
Cleanliness: Top notch cleanliness. Even before it got refurbished the cleanliness was good. (In AC Coaches). Hence would rate it 4/5.
Food: Try avoiding the PC food. My personal experience, too much costly against what they are actually offering. Rather go for e-catering, because at same price would get better deal. Apart from that for snacks, breakfast etc it is good, but try avoiding for Lunch and Dinner.
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Quite a time take this train when could not get the Rajdhanis from New Delhi. Punctuality was worst for this train once. I personally have traveled both during winter and summer and my experience was really horrible. But recently everything has just changed to opposite. The punctuality of this train has increased to a lot. Now a much punctual train between Kalka and Howrah. But yes very unreliable during winter.
Security: Security is good. RPF, TTE and attendants are quite active. Once a off duty RPF sneaked inside the AC 3 coach by boasting as a Staff. The Attendant and the TTE forced him to sit outside and travel at the seat near the toilets.
Overall Experience: Good experience. Everything is good. If I have to choose in between Poorva and Kalka Mail, I would rather go for Kalka owing to its cleanliness and service. My personal opinion, different people have different opinion. But yes during winter quite unreliable, can even get late by more than 10 hours. So watch out for that during winters. Apart than that a very good train.
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Aug 22 2018 (20:29)   12311/Kalka Mail (PT)

Still shamelessly in love with Cartoon Network~   6711 blog posts   66 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 3738702            Tags   Past Edits
1. Probably the most punctual SF train between Howrah & Delhi. Though it takes significant time to travel but it seldoms gets as late as other trains do in NCR. NCR gives this train a respectable priority.
2. There is a massive demand for this train. Tickets fill up quicker than even 12381/12303.
3. There is a reserved '2S' coach that can be booked for reservation. However be advised such an arrangement exists only on paper. For all practical purposes this is a GS coach.
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Coaches are relatively old but maintainence is top notch, even better than 12303/12381 in some instances. I travelled once in 3A & once in 2A, and I can attest this fact that the maintainence is top notch. OBHS service is periodic and meticulous.
5. Try to Avoid Pantry food. Book online from intermediately situated big stations.

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Apr 23 (19:24)
rayyanyellowstar   10 blog posts
Re# 3738702-1            Tags   Past Edits
I don't think it's better than 12381. Think again. Trust me, you don't want to hear my experience in 12311.

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Apr 24 (17:58)
Still shamelessly in love with Cartoon Network~   6711 blog posts   66 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 3738702-2            Tags   Past Edits
please do share your experiences...
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Dec 07 2016 (00:26)   12311/Kalka Mail (PT)

Guest: 390fee6d   show all posts
Entry# 2082758            Tags   Past Edits
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

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Dec 07 2016 (01:20)
When will I get chance to travel in LHB Sleeper~   1110 blog posts   122 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2082758-1            Tags   Past Edits
What are you trying to say? Coz All the classes are available for any source-destination combination.

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Dec 07 2016 (13:56)
Guest: 390f2cc5   show all posts
Re# 2082758-2            Tags   Past Edits
आपने सही कहां।
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Jul 22 2018 (15:13)   12311/Kalka Mail (PT)

blupirate~   175 blog posts   116 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 3650341            Tags   Past Edits
I have traveled in Kalka mail both up/down from CDG to HWH and HWH to CDG. From my personal experience in sleeper class (please avoid it if you can).
1) Food :
Pantry food is not good at all, its better to take food from home or get it by E-catering or at stations (plenty of halts).

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Dinner - 2 parathas(optional with extra rice), matar paneer, yellow dal, mix veg, rice(half uncooked), water cup 250ml - 120.
Egg thali - 130.
Samosa 20 for 2, egg pakoda, aloo bonda( don't know what it is)
Veg Briyani - 70, egg briyani - 80, chicken briyani --
Mirchi pakoda -
Tea -10 with biscuit.
Bread omelette -
Bread Cutlet -
chowmin --
soup - 20.
If asked they provide standard casserole meal at Rs 50(rice, 2 parathas, dal, mix veg, water cup 250ml)
Note: they only prepare lunch, dinner is same as lunch ( just heats up a bit and serves as dinner).
2) Security :
RPF patrols during night and stays throughout the journey and they personally advice every passenger on board to look after their belongings ( handbags, mobile phones, power banks etc). From HWH to CDG, when train arrives at DLI some thief snatched my fellow passenger's mobile from window while it was on charge (SL seat opposite to platform), the RPF were not helpful at all like they had some commission from the theft.
Please don't be careless if you're on Side lower or Lower berths in sleeper class.
3) Punctuality :
Average and tolerable delays in summers.
4) Lots of general class passengers in sleeper class coaches as its not new in IR.
6) Don't buy water bottles from pantry guys, they charge Rs 20 instead of M.R.P 15 (as they said they keep bottle chilled). Its better to get down at any major station and get a refill at Rs 5 from water vending machines.
5) If solo traveler, try to opt for upper berth, its safe in SL class ;)
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Sep 19 2016 (02:01)   12311/Kalka Mail (PT)

Railfan Z*^~   13256 blog posts   2608 correct pred (84% accurate)
Entry# 1995755            Tags   Past Edits
The "D1" coach is nothing but an SLR coach with hoards of unreserved passengers. Be wary of the same before you book a seat in it.
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