Kolkata, Nov.27, 2015 :
12847/12848 Howrah-Digha-Howrah Duronto Express will be renamed as Howrah-Digha-Howrah Super AC Express w.e.f 01.12.2015. This pair of train will have commercial stoppages at Mecheda, Tamluk and Kanthi enroute in both the directions as per following schedule:-
·Timings of the train at originating and destination stations will remain unaltered.
No ts not shatabdi but in name only
Awesome... Mecheda is an important township near Kolaghat Power Plant Area, Tamluk is another relevant town en route and Kanthi serves the holiday spot of Mandarmoni near Digha. Hotel Rose Valley is an exotic but expensive resort in Mandarmoni :-D
This train should be provided with an LHB rake so that it can become more popular. The Kandari/Tamralipta Exps along with Volvo Buses are already giving stiff competition :-o
Physically, it will be a Shatabdi(fare structure will be as per Shatabdi, hopefully catering charge will be included in the fare. Rake composition will also remain like a Shatabdi) but it will be a Super AC only logically. I am free to say here, I have no idea about the specification of so called 'Super AC'. What is the definition of 'Super AC' train?
Seriously IR, why not just name it a Shatabdi, puts us all Railfans into a frenzy as to what this new concept of "Super AC" is.