Even if the Prime Minister virtually inaugurates Bande Bharat on Friday, ordinary passengers will not be able to board the Bande Bharat train. According to Eastern Railway sources, the commercial run of the train will start from January 1. In that case common people have to wait for 2 more days in case of first time visit to India. Common people can visit India from Sunday. In this case, although the inauguration of Bande India on Friday was a virtual success, the train will go to NJP with a select few people.
According to Eastern Railway sources, passengers can book tickets for Vande Bharat Express over the counter and online from 30th. Besides, tickets for Bande India are also available in tatkal quota. Also, Eastern Railway has informed that no discounted booking will be allowed in this train.
Know time table of India in Bande
This train will run every day of the week except Wednesday. The train will leave Howrah at 5:55 AM and reach New Jalpaiguri at 1:25 PM. In between the train stops at Bolpur, Malda Town, Barsoi. The train will stop at Bolpur at 7:43 PM, for 2 minutes. It will stop at Malda Town at 10:32 PM. There will be a stoppage of 3 minutes. The train will reach Barsoi at 11:50 AM. The train will stop there for 2 minutes. On the other hand, Vande Bharat Express will depart from NJP at 3:50 PM on the return journey. It will stop at the same stop and reach Howrah at 10:35 PM.
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