Kolkata Patna 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 Patna Kolkata Garib Rath Express bearing numbers 12359 and 12360 halts at Durgapur, Asansol, Madhupur, Jasidih, Jhajha, Jamui, Kiul, Mokameh, Bakhtiyarpur, Patnasaheb, and Patna Rajendra Nagar 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 Patna Kolkata Garib Rath Express
Details Kolkata Patna Garib Rath Express Patna Kolkata Garib Rath Express
Train Number 12359 12360
Days of Run Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
Originating station Kolkata Station (KOAA) Patna Junction
Departure Time 2000Hrs 2010 Hrs
Destination Station Patna Junction Kolkata Station (KOAA)
Arrival time 0530 Hrs 0515 Hrs
Time taken 09 Hrs and 30 Minutes 09 Hrs and 5 Minutes
Distance covered 534 kilometers 534 kilometers
Average Running Speed 56.32 Kilometers per hour 57.84 Kilometers per hour
Fare AC 3 Tier Rs 505 Rs 505

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 Santragachhi Jheel is a large lake that attracts migratory birds during winter.

Patna Junction Railway Station

Station Code PNBE

General Enquiry 131

Reservation Enquiry 132

It may please be noted that if you are calling these numbers from outside of Patna then prefix it with the STD Code of Patna which is 0612. For example if you are calling 131 then please dial it as 0612131.

Patna Junction railway station is a major railhead of the East Central Railways. Situated on the Delhi Kolkata rail route, Patna Junction is served by numerous express and superfast trains from all over the country. Several electrified passenger trains also run from Patna to neighbouring destinations on frequent intervals. Patna Junction is ideally located close the bus terminal and domestic airport and provides easy access to important destinations of Bihar.

Amenities at Patna Junction 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 Patna from Patna Junction railway station

Patna Airport is 6 kilometers, Gandhi Maidan is 2 kilometers, High Court is 2 kilometers, Bihar State Assembly is 3 kilometers, Planetarium is 2 kilometers, Patna State Museum is 2 kilometers, Gol Ghar is 4 kilometers, Rajendra Nagar station is 4 kilometers, Sanjay Gandhi Zoological Park is 5 kilometers, Patna Sahib is 14 kilometers, Phulwari Sharif is 8 kilometers, and Danapur is 14 kilometers from Patna Railway Station.

Content updated in January 2020

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