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 Raigarh to Kolkata - Porbandar Howrah SF Special Fare Special (09205).
Raigarh to Kolkata Porbandar Howrah SF Special Fare Special (09205) departs from Raigarh station (RIG) 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. 1 duronto train runs from Raigarh to Kolkata - Gitanjali SF Special (02259).
Raigarh to Kolkata Gitanjali SF Special (02259) departs from Raigarh station (RIG) at and arrives Howrah Jn station (HWH) at . This train has 7 stoppages. Raigarh to Kolkata duronto fare is Rs.1095 in Third AC, Rs.1530 in Second AC and Rs.405 in Sleeper for this train which includes meal charges also. In Gitanjali SF Special (02259), seat availability status is RLWL14/WL13 in Second AC (2A) with 73% chance of confirmation, seat availability status is RLWL15/WL13 in Third AC (3A) with 73% chance of confirmation, seat availability status is RLWL53/WL44 in Sleeper (SL) with 53% chance of confirmation and seat availability status is RLWL31/WL28 in Second Seater (2S) with 46% chance of confirmation for tomorrow.
Humsafar trains are long distance superfast trains that traverses overnight journeys. This is a new concept by the Indian Railways. Some Humsafar trains also run for more than 24 hours. Keeping in mind the middle class travellers, Humsafar was launched last year by the Former Railway Minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu. It has only Third AC class coach and have optional meal service. This train follows dynamic pricing meaning fare increases as the seat availability decreases. However, these trains hold lesser priority than Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains. Humsafar trains are equipped with modern day amenities and enhanced safety features. There are CCTV cameras fitted in every coach of Humsafar trains and there are charging points for each berth. One can also see current running speed of train on the LEDs fitted above doors. These trains are characterized by beautiful graffiti paint with vibrant sky blue color on outer surface of coaches. 2 humsafar trains run from Raigarh to Kolkata - Jabalpur Santragachi Humsafar Express (20827) and Habibganj Santragachi Weekly Humsafar Express (22169).
Raigarh to Kolkata Jabalpur Santragachi Humsafar Express (20827) departs from Raigarh station (RIG) at and arrives Santragachi Jn station (SRC) at . Raigarh to Kolkata humsafar fare is Rs.1040 in Third AC and Rs.380 in Sleeper for this train.
Raigarh to Kolkata Habibganj Santragachi Weekly Humsafar Express (22169) departs from Raigarh station (RIG) at and arrives Santragachi Jn station (SRC) at . Raigarh to Kolkata humsafar fare is Rs.1085 in Third AC and Rs.410 in Sleeper for this train.