Ranchi Howrah Ranchi Shatabdi Express train

Shatabdi Express trains are a series of superfast passenger trains operated by Indian Railways to connect Metro cities with other cities important for tourism, pilgrimage or business.

Shatabdi Express are day-trains and they return to the station of origin the same day. The Shatabdis are among the fastest trains in India and the Indian Railways considers them as prestigious. The Shatabdi Express trains run over short to medium distances and they have a running speed upto 130 kilometers per hour. All the Shatabdi Express trains have one coach of first class air-conditioned seating. These coaches have wider leg room and offer better food compared to the normal Air conditioned seating (CC). New on board entertainment systems have also been installed on some of these trains where the passengers can view movies and television serials directly via satellite.

Ranchi Howrah Ranchi Section of the Indian Railways is serviced by Shatabdi Express bearing Number 2019 & 2020. This train halts at Dugragpur, Ranigunj, Asansol, Dhanbad, Chandrapura, Bokaro Steel City, and Muri on both its side of journey.

This train comprises of 1st AC and Chair Car Classes 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.

Ranchi Howrah Ranchi Shatabdi Express
Details Howrah to Ranchi Shatabdi Express Ranchi to Howrah Shatabdi Express
Train Number 12019 12020
Days of Run Except Sunday Except Sunday
Originating station Howrah Junction Ranchi Station
Departure Time 0605 Hrs 1345 Hrs
Destination Station Ranchi Station Howrah Junction
Arrival time 1310 Hrs 2110 Hrs
Time taken 07 Hrs and 05 Minutes 7 Hrs and 25 Minutes
Distance covered 426 kilometers 423 kilometers
Average Running Speed 60.43 kilometers Per Hour 56.40 Kilometers Per Hour
Fare AC 1 Tier Rs 1445 Rs 1445
Fare AC CC Rs 710 Rs 710

Ranchi Railway Station

Station Code RNC

General Enquiry 131

Reservation Enquiry 132

It may please be noted that if you are calling these numbers from outside of Varanasi then prefix it with the STD Code of Varanasi which is 0651. For example if you are calling 131 then please dial it as 0651131.

Ranchi Railway Station comes under the jurisdiction of the South Eastern Railways. The station building reminds one of the crow-stepped exteriors of West Highland railway line of Scotland. Swarna Jayanthi Express, Pataliputra Express, Hatia-Howrah Express, Ranchi-Baidyanathdham Express, Maurya Express and Dhanbad-Hatia Express pass through this station. The nearest main station is Bokaro Steel City Railway Station.

Amenities at Ranchi railway station

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

Major landmarks in and around Ranchi Railway station

Gonda Hill and Rock Garden is situated at a distance of about 5 kilometers from Ranchi Station on Ranchi Kanke Road. Rock garden is carved out of the rocks of Gonda Hill. At the base of the Hill is Kanke dam. The Rock Garden is a picturesque picnic spot. Tagore Hill is an important tourist spot. The elder brother of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore has built a house named as Shantidham on the hill. At the bottom of the hill is Ramakrishna Mission Ashram.

McCluskigunj is famous for European style bungalows and a tribal museum. Tribal Research Institute and Museum is Located in Morhabadi. It shows tribal culture of Chotanagpur plateau. Muta Crocodile breeding centre is situated at a distance of 23 km from Ranchi on Ranchi Ramgarh Road near Ormanjhi. There are around 50 crocodiles in this center. Birsa Jaivik Udyan is situated at a distance of 16 km from Ranchi in Ranchi- Ramgarh Road near Ormanjhi. Many species of animals, trees and plants can be seen here. Ranchi Birsa Munda Airport is 5 kilometers from this station.

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.


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