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. 2 covid trains run from Kolkata to Bikaner - Sealdah Bikaner AC Duronto Special (02287) and Howrah Bikaner SF Special (Via Agra Fort) (02387).
Kolkata to Bikaner Sealdah Bikaner AC Duronto Special (02287) departs from Kolkata Sealdah station (SDAH) at and arrives Bikaner Jn station (BKN) at . In Sealdah Bikaner AC Duronto Special (02287), seat availability status is AVAILABLE 6 in First AC (1A) and seat availability status is AVAILABLE 565 in Third AC (3A) for tomorrow.
Kolkata to Bikaner Howrah Bikaner SF Special (Via Agra Fort) (02387) departs from Howrah Jn station (HWH) at and arrives Bikaner Jn station (BKN) at . In Howrah Bikaner SF Special (Via Agra Fort) (02387), seat availability status is AVAILABLE 2 in First AC (1A), seat availability status is GNWL/AVAILABLE in Second AC (2A), seat availability status is GNWL/AVAILABLE in Third AC (3A), seat availability status is GNWL/AVAILABLE in Sleeper (SL) and seat availability status is AVAILABLE 200 in Second Seater (2S) 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 Kolkata to Bikaner - Sealdah Bikaner AC Duronto Express (12259).
Kolkata to Bikaner Sealdah Bikaner AC Duronto Express (12259) departs from Kolkata Sealdah station (SDAH) at and arrives Bikaner Jn station (BKN) at . Kolkata to Bikaner 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.
- RAC is considered as confirmed for evaluating confirmation chances.
- Colors under confirmation chances mean following:
- Red - Not likely to confirm.
- yellow - Difficult to say if this will confirm or not.
- Green - Very likely to confirm.
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