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. 1 covid train runs from Igatpuri to Kolkata - Mumbai CSMT Howrah AC Duronto Special (02095).
Igatpuri to Kolkata Mumbai CSMT Howrah AC Duronto Special (02095) departs from Igatpuri station (IGP) at and arrives Howrah Jn station (HWH) at . This train has 6 stoppages.
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. 2 duronto trains run from Igatpuri to Kolkata - Gitanjali SF Special (02259) and Mumbai CSMT Howrah AC Duronto Express (12261).
Igatpuri to Kolkata Gitanjali SF Special (02259) departs from Igatpuri station (IGP) at and arrives Howrah Jn station (HWH) at . This train has 23 stoppages. Igatpuri to Kolkata duronto fare is Rs.2175 in Third AC, Rs.3185 in Second AC and Rs.825 in Sleeper for this train which includes meal charges also.
Igatpuri to Kolkata Mumbai CSMT Howrah AC Duronto Express (12261) departs from Igatpuri station (IGP) at and arrives Howrah Jn station (HWH) at . This train has 5 stoppages. Igatpuri to Kolkata duronto fare is Rs.5880 in First AC, Rs.2540 in Third AC and Rs.3550 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. Mumbai Howrah Duronto is the fastest train from Mumbai to Kolkata. Although Mumbai and Kolkata are two important metro cities in India, still this Duronto is the only premium category train between these two cities. South Eastern Railway has decided to make catering services optional in Howrah Mumbai duronto from 1st August, 2017.