Sealdah Delhi Duronto Express timing, facilities, ticket availability and reservation status

Duronto Express is a gift from ex Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee. Sealdah Duronto is now the most popular train for Delhi from Kolkata. See details about ticket charges, facilities, ticket availability and reservation status of Sealdah Duronto Express.

Sealdah Duronto Express is at present most popular train for New Delhi, if is literally a gift from ex Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee. Train no. of Sealdah New Delhi Duronto Express is 12259 and from Delhi to Sealdah it is 12260.

Timing of Sealdah Duronto Express

Sealdah Duronto is biweekly. From Sealdah it starts on Thursday and Sunday and from Delhi it is on Friday and Monday.

From Sealdah : Thursday and Sunday at 6.40 PM from platform no 9A or 9B reaches New Delhi on Friday and Monday respectively at 11.25AM. Total duration of Sealdah Duronto to reach Delhi is about 16 hours and 45 minutes covering a distance of 1453 Kms. Maximum speed of Duronto express is 130 Km per hour.

From New Delhi : Monday and Friday at 8.05 PM from platform no 10 and reaches Sealdah on Tuesday and Saturday respectively at 12.25 PM.

Stoppage of Sealdah Duronto Express

There is no commercial stoppage of any Duronto express, however there are few technical stoppage for change of drivers, guards etc which is at Dhanbad, Mugalsarai and Kanpur. But neither any ticket is available from these stations nor boarding is allowed from these stations.

Fare and facilities of Sealdah Duronto Express

Sealdah Duronto is full AC train like Rajdhani express and takes lesser time to reach Delhi while the fare is less than Rajdhani but facilities are almost same.

Fare of AC first in Sealdah Duronto Express - 3295 Rs per head. There is one AC first boggy in the train.

Fare of AC 2 tier in Sealdah Duronto Express - 1880 Rs per head. There are three AC 2 tier boggy in the train.

Fare of AC three III in Sealdah Duronto Express - 1590 Rs per head. There are 9 AC III boggy in the train.

Sealdah Duronto is a non stop train having following facilities available

Fooding is free in Sealdah Duronto as in Rajdhani. As soon as you board on train you will be served a bottle of mineral water along with disposable glass. Soup and dinner are served in night. In morning you will get bed tea, then breakfast. Fooding is completely free. However you will have to pay charges for any extra bottle of water of tea which is not in schedule. The service is served by IRCTC but soon Railways may take over.

A doctor with a dresser along with emergency medicines and equipments board in the train for any medical aid required for passengers during journey. This facility is absolutely free. The doctor is available at seat no 49-50 in bogyy A1 in Sealdah Duronto express which is earmarked for them.

There is a complaint book available with train superintendent where any passenger can give their suggestions for improvement and betterment of service.

Ticket availability and reservation status in Sealdah Duronto express

Sealdah Duronto express is gaining more and more popularity, inspite of having nine AC III boggies tickets are almost full. No one is allowed to board with waiting list and there is no scope to get seat during journey as there is no boarding stations in the course of journey. Ticket availability is more difficult in summer season than winter season. RAC is present in Duronto express, however no passes either privilege or official is allowed in Duronto.

Reservation status in Sealdah Duronto can be seen at official site of IRCTC, however there is chances to get confirmation of waiting list is more in Sealdah Duronto as compared to other trains as there are more boggies of AC and only passengers for Kolkata or for Delhi only boards as there is no stoppage in between.

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Guest Author: Ritesh05 Jun 2012

Is there any chances to confirm waiting list 32, journey date is 7th June.

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