Indian Railways have started special trains to enable passengers to go from one city to another for COVID duration. These trains are rajdhani like trains and will be having only air conditioned classes. Only confirmed seats will be allotted in these trains. No waiting list or RAC tickets will be issued. No concessional fare allowed. Also Tatkal and Premium Tatkal quota booking wont be permitted in these trains. The passengers travelling on the train will be screened for coronavirus and those found asymptomatic will be allowed to travel.Railway board has also added that it will be mandatory for all the passengers to keep his or her mouth covered by a face cover. 3 covid trains run from Bikaner to Kolkata - Bikaner Sealdah AC Duronto Special (02288), Bikaner Howrah Link Covid 19 SF Special (02308) and Bikaner Howrah SF Special (Via Agra Fort) (02388).
Bikaner to Kolkata Bikaner Sealdah AC Duronto Special (02288) departs from Bikaner Jn station (BKN) at and arrives Kolkata Sealdah station (SDAH) at .
Bikaner to Kolkata Bikaner Howrah Link Covid 19 SF Special (02308) departs from Bikaner Jn station (BKN) at and arrives Howrah Jn station (HWH) at .
Bikaner to Kolkata Bikaner Howrah SF Special (Via Agra Fort) (02388) departs from Bikaner Jn station (BKN) at and arrives Howrah Jn station (HWH) at . In Bikaner Howrah SF Special (Via Agra Fort) (02388), seat availability status is AVAILABLE 17 in Third AC (3A), seat availability status is GNWL113/WL52 in Sleeper (SL) with 63% chance of confirmation and seat availability status is GNWL8/WL8 in Second Seater (2S) with 81% chance of confirmation for tomorrow.
Duronto express is a newer premium class of train which runs as fast as Rajdhanis. Duronto word comes from restless in Bengali as these trains had no intermediate commercial stops when they started. But since Indian Railways incurred losses for these trains, some technical stops were converted to commercial stops. On some routes (such as Delhi-Kolkata) they take lesser time than corresponding Rajdhani express. Unlike rajdhani some durontos also have non-air conditioned sleeper class. Thus, Duronto trains have classes First AC (1A), AC II-tier, AC III-tier and Sleeper. Bed-rolls in sleeper class of Mixed Duronto Express trains will be supplied to passengers on demand, on payment of stipulated charges. Duronto trains are distinguished by vibrant and colorful vinyl coating on the outer surface of the coaches. 1 duronto train runs from Bikaner to Kolkata - Bikaner Sealdah AC Duronto Express (12260).
Bikaner to Kolkata Bikaner Sealdah AC Duronto Express (12260) departs from Bikaner Jn station (BKN) at and arrives Kolkata Sealdah station (SDAH) at . Bikaner to Kolkata duronto fare is Rs.5585 in First AC, Rs.2230 in Third AC and Rs.3255 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. Needless to say there are numerous trains between Kolkata and Delhi but 12259/60 Sealdah - New Delhi Duronto is the fastest premium train on this route, even faster than both Kolkata Rajdhani and Sealdah Rajdhani. Sealdah New Delhi Duronto was the first ever Duronto train to be introduced in India. It takes least duration to reach destination after weekly train 12249 Yuva Exp. Running 4 days a week makes this train more preferred one. It connects some of the prominent cities of Bihar and cities enroute like Dhanbad, Mughalsarai and Kanpur.