Kolkata Guwahati Kolkata Garib Rath Express train

The Garib Rath express train is one of the premier trains introduced by the Indian Railways in 2005 to provide fully air-conditioned travel to those passengers who could not afford the expensive tickets of the fully air-conditioned coaches as in Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi Express.

Therefore, the Garib Rath, whose name means “Poor Man’s Chariot”, was introduced with the facilities of being fully air-conditioned and running faster than most other super-fast express trains running presently.

The maximum speed of Garib Rath trains is 130 km/hr which is the same as Rajdhani’s top speed. However, in Garib Rath trains, passengers are not normally provided with blankets and pillow and they have to pay extra to get those. They have continuous running electronic display which will show distance remaining, next station name and expected time to reach there. The coaches are also decorated with beautiful paintings of Indian heritage artwork. The emergence of the Garib Rath has led to more connections between commercially important routes, where these trains run faster and make fewer stops.

Kolkata Guwahati Kolkata Garib Rath Express bearing numbers 12517 and 12518 halts at Bandel, Katwa, Azimganj, Malda Town, Kishanganj, New Jalpaiguri, New Alipurdaur, Kokrajhar, New Bongaigaon, Goalpara Town on both sides of its journey.

This train has all compartments comprising of AC 3 Tier Class of Journey. The Comprehensive details such as train name, their numbers, and days of run and other related information are provided underneath in the table.

Kolkata Guwahati Kolkata Garib Rath Express
Details Kolkata Guwahati Garib Rath Express Guwahati Kolkata Garib Rath Express
Train Number 12517 12518
Days of Run Thursday, and Sunday Wednesday and Saturday
Originating station Kolkata Station (KOAA) Guwahati
Departure Time 2140 Hrs 2100 Hrs
Destination Station Guwahati Kolkata Station (KOAA)
Arrival time 1540 Hrs 1500 Hrs
Time taken 18 Hrs 18 Hrs
Distance covered 1027 kilometers 1027 kilometers
Average Running Speed 57 Kilometers per hour 57 Kilometers per hour
Fare AC 3 Tier Rs 720 Rs 720

 Kolkata Railway Station

Station Code KOAA

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.

Kolkata Railway Station, also known as Chitpur station, is the newest of the four intercity train stations serving Howrah and Kolkata, India. The others are Sealdah Station, in Kolkata, Shalimar Station in Howrah and Howrah Station in Howrah. Kolkata station is situated in the Chitpur locality of north central Kolkata. The place where now the station is situated was formerly a large goods yard. The present car & bus parking area and way to station was occupied by coal loading yard, and the present platforms were occupied by some goods lines. Those lines were a part of large Chitpur rail yard. To overcome this problem, Eastern Railway suggested to Indian Railway officers to construct another big rail station at Kolkata, mostly for long distance trains. The many unutilised and not so utilised tracks of Chitpur yard was the first choice of the authority. After these, the official inauguration was happened at January 2006.

Amenities at Kolkata railway station

  • Waiting rooms
  • Retiring rooms
  • Computerized reservation offices
  • Tourist information centers
  • Medical and general shops,
  • Refreshment / snacks room
  • Book stalls and STD /PCO booths.
  • Wheel Chairs and Stretchers.
  • Internet Browsing Hubs.

Distances of major landmarks in Kolkata from Kolkata Railway Junction

The extremely popular Howrah Bridge is just a walking distance from Kolkata Station. 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 Santragachi Jheel is a large lake that attracts migratory birds during winter.

Guwahati Railway Station

Station Code GHY

General Enquiry 131

Reservation Enquiry 132

It may please be noted that if you are calling these numbers from outside of Guwahati then prefix it with the STD Code of Guwahati which is 0361. For example if you are calling 131 then please dial it as 0361131.

Guwahati (previously spelled as Gauhati) is the largest city in the North-East Region of India, it is considered by some to be the “gateway” to the region. Dispur, the capital of the Indian state of Assam, is located within the city. Guwahati is one of the most rapidly growing cities in India. During the past few decades it has experienced expansion and also a steep rise in population. According to a survey done by a UK media outlet, Guwahati is among the 100 fastest growing cities of the world.

Amenities at Guwahati railway station

  • Waiting rooms
  • Retiring rooms
  • Computerized reservation offices
  • Tourist information centers
  • Medical and general shops,
  • Refreshment / snacks room
  • Book stall and STD / PCO booths.

Distances of major landmarks in Guwahati from Guwahati railway station

The Kamakhya temple is 9 kilometers, Basistha Ashram 14 kilometers, Nabagraha temple on the top of chirachal hill 3 kilometers, State Zoo and Botanical Gardens 5 kilometers, and the Assam State Museum which is located near Dighalipukhuri is 4 kilometers from this station.

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