The city will soon get two new weekly Humsafar Express trains, increasing its rail connectivity with Pune and Jabalpur, a South Eastern Railway spokesman said here today. SER will introduce one pair of weekly superfast Humsafar Express between Santragachi and Jabalpur from August 8 and another pair between Santragachi and Pune from August 11, spokesman Sanjay Ghosh said. The 20828 Santragachi-Jabalpur Humsafar Express will leave Santragachi every Wednesday at 8.25 pm and reach Jabalpur the next day at 3.55 pm.
In the return direction, the 20827 Humsafar Express will leave Jabalpur every Thursday at 8.55 pm and arrive at Santragachi the next day at 4.45 pm, he said. The train will consist of 16 AC three-tier coaches and two luggage vans and will stop at Kharagpur, Tatanagar, Rourkela, Jharsuguda, Raigarh, Bilaspur, Shadol and Katni South stations between Santragachi and Jabalpur. The 20822 Santragachi-Pune Humsafar Express will leave Santragachi every Saturday at 6.25 pm and will reach Pune every Monday at 02.45 am.
In the return direction, the 20821 Humsafar Express will depart Pune every Monday at 10.30 am and will arrive at Santragachi the next day at 6.15 pm. This train will also consist of 16 AC three-tier coaches and two luggage vans and will stop at Kharagpur, Tatanagar, Chakradharpur, Jharsuguda, Bilaspur, Raipur, Durg, Gondia, Nagpur, Bhusawal, Kalyan and Panvel stations between Santragachi and Pune, Ghosh said.