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Posted: Sep 21 (13:30)

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Sep 21 (13:30)   20897/Howrah - Ranchi Vande Bharat Express | RNC/Ranchi Junction (6 PFs)
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Information about the trial run, timings and other details of Ranchi - Purulia - Tatanagar - Howrah Vande Bharat will be posted here.
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Sep 25 (18:46)
Gyanendra~   295 blog posts
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Ranchi needs overnight sleeper VB starting from Ranchi at night and reaching Howrah early in the morning. At the same time Howrah departure at night and Ranchi arrival early in the morning by using two rakes of VB. People of Ranchi avoid two things - Travelling in day time and travelling by expensive mode. Therefore, Hatia - Howrah Kriyayoga Express gets WL while the Ranchi - Howrah Shatabdi Express runs with some seats remaining vacant.
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Sep 26 (13:57)
RFIR~   6660 blog posts
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Lot of things matter in the route, whether alternate faster options are available or not, spending power of passengers and so on. and also if there is a significant difference in travel time. From what people have been mentioning, in the RNC HWH route day option might not be preferred for end to end passengers. Similarly from Jamshedpur lot of people travel to Ranchi for flights. Buses reach in 2 hrs so people may not prefer trains as it is longer
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Sep 26 (14:42)
arindamdas   842 blog posts
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Ranchi to jamshedpur road connection much shorter. 123 km
But train connectivity via suisa muri 165 kriyayoga route
Via prr 215 km vb intercity route. There by xtra km xtra RT xtra money.
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Sep 26 (17:39)
ghij950   738 blog posts
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After constructing Chandil - Namkum (alternate proposal was Kandra Namkum) short cut, via Tata will be much better than via Bokaro S C and then Ranchi (RNC) - TATA passengers will be available but presenlty even not via Puruliya (PRR) or via Suisa is long route between Chandil - Namkom then (after completion of that short cut) via Purulia will be a bad route for Ranchi passengers. VIa Aansol, Purulia is also not possible as Ranchi Shatabdi, Patna Howrah Vande Bharat will cut the share of Durgapur, Asansol passengers. via Tarakeswar - Bishnupur (Construction of most of the parts have been completed), Bankura, Puruliya may be a route but it may be with low Max P. Speed (it will be not good if it is too slow). Otherwise TATA route should be reserved for Ranchi Vande Bharat and not for Rourkela Vande Bharat which may be thinking of some...

Initially, after completion of Purulia - Gar Jaipur doubling, it is expected that speed will be increased via present route - may be 10 minutes will be saved but later, Chandil - Namkum short cut (Avoiding both Suisa, Purulia) may save an hour than present and 50 minutes than the expected time after completion of that doubling. Train may run two different routes 3-4 days via one route and 2-3 days via another after constructing that short cut - both via Purulia and not via Purulia.

For present route, Chandil halt may not be needed. At least one of two places among Jhargram, Ghatsila may be new halt(s) if number of passengers is not good but time is needed to know the number of passengers. Kothsila halt may be for operational purpose, otherwise it is not needed.

Fare is also lower for shorter route. Fare is an important matter

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Sep 26 (22:35)
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Buses take 3 hours and 30 min to travel from Tatanagar to Ranchi.
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