South Eastern Railway has planned to run 21 pairs of fully air conditionedweekly superfast “PREMIUM” special trains towards Chennai and Yesvantpur (Bangalore) on different nominated days during the period from 21st April to 2nd July, 2014 to meet the huge rush of passengers during ensuing summer.
The “PREMIUM” trains will have the following special features:
ØShorter “Advanced Reservation Period” (10-15 days)
ØOnly e-tickets permitted
ØDynamic Fare to be charged
ØNo concession or passes applicable
ØNo modification or duplicate ticket allowed
ØPantry Car available
ØCatering services similar to Rajdhani & Duronto trains
ØCatering charges included in the fare
ØNo Waiting List
ØVacant berths to be offered for current booking.
10 PAIRS OF “PREMIUM” AC WEEKLY SPECIAL TRAINS (02841/02842) BETWEEN HOWRAH-CHENNAI-HOWRAH
The “Premium”special(02841)leaving Howrah at 13:15 hours every Friday will reach Chennai at 14:25 hours, the next day (i.e. only 25 hours. 10 minutes journey time). In the return direction, the “Premium”special (02842) leaving Chennai at 17:00 hours every Saturday will arrive Howrah at18:30 hours, the next day.
This special train will run during the period from 25/4/2014 to 28/6/2014. The“Premium”special consisting of 14 coaches (AC 2 Tier-3, AC 3 Tier-8, Luggage-cum-Power Car-2 and Pantry Car-1) will have stoppages at Kharagpur, Bhubaneswar, Duvvada and Vijayawada between Howrah & Chennai.
11 PAIRS OF “PREMIUM” AC WEEKLY SPECIAL TRAINS (02863/02864) BETWEEN HOWRAH-YESVANTPUR-HOWRAH
The “Premium”special (02863) leaving Howrah every Monday at 11:00 hours will reach Yesvantpur at 16:00 hours, the next day (i.e. 29 hours journey time). In the return direction, the “Premium” special (02864) leaving Yesvantpur every Wednesday at 11:15 hours will arrive Howrah at 16:00 hours, the next day.This special train will run during the period from 21/4/2014 to 02/7/2014. The “Premium” special consisting of 14 coaches (AC 2 Tier-3, AC 3 Tier-8, Luggage-cum-Power Car-2 and Pantry Car-1) will have stoppages at Bhubaneswar, Duvvada, Vijayawada, Renigunta and Katpadi between Howrah and Yesvantpur.
OTHER SUMMER SPECIALS
This apart, South Eastern Railway has started running 57 pairs of Summer Special Trains between Santragachi-New Jalpaiguri (12 pairs), Santragachi-Ernakulam (11 pairs), Santragachi-Puri (13 pairs), Shalimar-Gondia (09 pairs) and Ranchi-Patna (12 pairs) during the period from 05/4/2014 to 01/7/2014. With this 57 pairs of Summer Special Trains, a total of 78 pairs of Special Trains including “Premium Specials” will be run by South Eastern Railway.
Source - SE RLY