Kolkata (Howrah) New Delhi Kolkata Rajdhani Express

Rajdhani Express trains were introduced in the year 1969 for providing high-speed connections up to 140 kilometers speed from New Delhi to the various state capital cities of India.

The speed varies depending upon the particular track section. This class of train has very limited stoppages along its journey. This also was the first group of trains with all its coaches being air-conditioned. These trains get the highest priority on the Indian railway network. Passengers are served complimentary meals during the journey. Depending on the duration and timings of the journey, these could include lunch, evening tea with snacks, dinner, morning tea and breakfast.

The Kolkata Howrah New Delhi Kolkata Howrah section of the Indian Railways is serviced by two sets of Rajdhani trains. One set bearing train numbers 12301 & 12302 plies via Gaya Junction, whereas the second set bearing train numbers 12305 & 12306 plies via Patna Junction.

Train numbers 12301 & 12302 takes the Gaya Junction Route, and halts at Dhanbad, Parasnath, Gaya, Mughal Sarai, Allahabad, and Kanpur on both sides of its journey. Whereas train numbers 12305 & 12306 takes the Patna Junction route and halts at Madhupur, Jasidih, Patna, Mughal Sarai, Allahabad and Kanpur on both sides of its journey.

Both these trains consists of three classes of journey viz. 1st AC, 2nd AC, and 3 Tier AC. Comprehensive details of this train are provided underneath.

Kolkata (Howrah Junction) New Delhi Kolkata Rajdhani Express Trains
Details Howrah Junction New Delhi Rajdhani New Delhi Howrah Rajdhani
Train Number 12301 12302
Route Taken Via Gaya Junction Via Gaya Junction
Train Name CAL RAJDHANI KOLKATA RJDHNI
Days of Run Except Sunday Except Friday
Originating station Kolkata Howrah Junction New Delhi Railway station
Departure Time 1655 Hrs 1700 Hrs
Destination Station New Delhi Railway station Kolkata Howrah Junction
Arrival time 0955 Hrs 0955 Hrs
Time taken 17 Hours 16 Hours and 55 Minutes
Average Running Speed 85.12 Kilometers per hour 85.12 Kilometers per hour
Distance covered 1447 kilometers 1447 kilometers
Fare 1st AC Rs 4100 Rs 4100
Fare AC 2 tier Rs 2400 Rs 2400
Fare AC 3 Tier Rs 1735 Rs 1735
Details of Train Number 12305 Details of Train Number 12306
Train Name CAL RAJDHANI KOLKATA RJDHNI
Route Taken Via Patna Junction Via Patna Junction
Days of Run Only on Sunday Only on Friday
Originating Station Kolkata Howrah Junction New Delhi Railway station
Departure Time 1405 Hrs 1700 Hrs
Destination Station New Delhi Railway station Kolkata Howrah Junction
Arrival Time 0955 Hrs 1240 Hrs
Time taken 19 Hours and 50 Minutes 19 Hours and 40 Minutes
Average Running Speed 77.47 kilometers per hour 78.07 kilometers per hour
Distance Covered 1530 kilometers 1542 kilometers
Fare 1st AC Rs 4270 Rs 4270
Fare AC 2 Tier Rs 2495 Rs 2495
Fare AC 3 Tier Rs 1800 Rs 1800

Kolkata Howrah Junction Railway Station

Station Code HWH

General Enquiry 131

Reservation Enquiry 132

It may please be noted that if you are calling these numbers from outside of Kolkata then prefix it with the STD Code of Kolkata which is 033. For example if you are calling 131 then please dial it as 033131.

Howrah Station is one of the four intercity train stations serving Howrah and Kolkata, India. The others are Sealdah Station, Shalimar Station and Kolkata railway station in Kolkata. Howrah is situated on the West bank of the Hooghly River, linked to Kolkata by the magnificent Howrah Bridge which is an icon of Kolkata. It is the second-oldest station and one of the largest railway complexes in India.

In 1854 the British colonial government in India started building a rail link from Kolkata to the coalfields in Bardhaman district. This was the second railway line constructed in India after the first one from Mumbai to Thane in 1853. The line started from Howrah, then a small town on the west shore of the Hooghly River. Due to a great increase of traffic, a new station building was proposed in 1901. The new station was designed by the British engineer Halsey Ricardo. It was brought into service on 1 December 1905.This building is the current Howrah station building. At that point this station had 15 platform tracks. It was expanded later in the 1980s with the addition of 8 platform tracks in an area to the south of the station which previously had a parcels terminal, bringing the track count up to 23. At the same time a new Yatri Niwas (transit passenger facility) was built south of the original head house. There are currently 23 platforms in Howrah Station (1-16 for Eastern Railway & 17-23 for South Eastern Railway). It is slated to get an additional 15 platform tracks by the next decade to bring it up to a total of 38 platforms.

Amenities at Kolkata Howrah Junction station

  • Waiting rooms
  • Retiring rooms
  • Computerized reservation offices
  • Tourist information centers
  • Medical and general shops
  • Restaurants
  • Book stall and STD / PCO booths
  • Wheel chairs and stretchers

Distances of major landmarks in Kolkata from Kolkata Howrah Junction

The extremely popular Howrah Bridge is just a walking distance from Howrah Junction. Kolkata Airport is 16 kilometers. Many other places of tourist interest are within 20 kilometers of this railway station, such as Fort William, Victoria Memorial, Eden Gardens Stadium, Birla Planetarium, Marble Palace, Writer’s Building, Nicco Park, Saheed Minar, National Library, Belur Math, and Botanical Gardens etc. Shibpur is a neighbourhood in south Howrah, near Vidyasagar Setu. Through the centuries it has been synonymous with the Great Banyan tree. The Great Banyan Tree boasts of having the largest canopy in the world. It continues to grow and covers many city blocks and looks like a forest all by itself. The British established the Indian Botanical Gardens in 1786 between the Great Banyan Tree and the Hoogly River. Here there is one end of the Grand Trunk Road. Located in Shibpur, The Bengal Engineering College is the second oldest engineering College in India. There is a famous Rama Temple in Ramrajatala area, where Rama is worshiped for 4 months, starting from Rama Navami to the last Sunday of the month of Shravana. A big fare is held every year on the last day of worship. Located near Santragachi Railway Station, the Santragachhi Jheel is a large lake that attracts migratory birds during winter.

New Delhi Railway Station

Station Code NDLS

General Enquiry 131

Reservation Enquiry 132

Train Arrival & Dep 133

It may please be noted that if you are calling these numbers from outside of Delhi then prefix it with the STD Code of Delhi / New Delhi which is 011. For example if you are calling 131 then please dial it as 011131.

The New Delhi Railway Station, station code NDLS, is the main railway station in Delhi. New Delhi Station is the second busiest, and one of the largest, in India. It handles over 300 trains each day, from 16 platforms. The New Delhi station holds the record for the largest route interlocking system in the world. The station is about two kilometers north of Connaught Place, in central Delhi.

Amenities at New Delhi railway station

  • Waiting rooms
  • Retiring rooms
  • Computerized reservation office
  • Tea stalls
  • Refreshment room both vegetarian and non vegetarian
  • Book stalls
  • STD / PCO booth
  • G.R.P office
  • Cyber cafe
  • Wheel chairs and stretchers

Distances of major landmarks from New Delhi railway station

Indira Gandhi International Airport is 22 kilometers, India Gate 5 kilometers, Connaught Place 2 kilometers, Karol Bagh 3 kilometers, Red Fort 4 kilometers, Parliament House 4 kilometers, Rashtrapati Bhawan 5 kilometers, Qutub Minar 15 kilometers, Mehrauli 16 kilometers, NOIDA 15 kilometers, Ghaziabad 27 kilometers, Gurgaon 29 kilometers, and Faridabad 28 kilometers from this railway station.

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