Patna. Regular operation of Patna-Howrah Band of India has been approved by the Railway Board. It will start operations from September 24 and for the first time this train will leave Patna for Howrah at 12.30 pm. Railway Board has given this information to East Central Railway. However, the time table and fares are yet to be fixed. We tell you that passengers traveling between Patna and Howrah were eagerly waiting for this train to depart.
According to information provided by Railway Board to East Central Railway, Bande Bharat will be flagged from Patna Junction on September 24 at 12.30 pm and dispatched to Howrah. The railway administration started preparations as soon as the information about the opening date was received from the Railway Board. We tell you that Patna-Howrah Bande Bharat train was trialled last month itself, but its regular operation has not been announced till now.
Let us tell you that the distance from Patna to Howrah is 530 km and it was covered in 6.30 hours during the trial run. However, the time table and fare of Vande Bharat Express running between Patna and Howrah is yet to be decided by the Railway Board. A railway official said that the fare and time table will be decided by the board by Wednesday evening.
On the other hand, according to the information that has come out, the time table has been made available to the Railway Board much earlier. According to unofficial information, it is believed that the departure time of this train from Patna may be 8 am and the arrival time of Howrah may be 2.30 pm. It will leave Howrah at 4 PM and return to Patna at 10:30 PM.