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KGP/Kharagpur Junction (12 PFs)
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Station Road, Kharagpur town , pin - 721301, Dist - Paschim Medinipur
State: West Bengal

Zone: SER/South Eastern   Division: Kharagpur

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Type of Station: Junction
Number of Platforms: 12
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Jun 13 2018 (15:50)   KGP/Kharagpur Junction (12 PFs)
Sumit Pal~   1501 blog posts
Entry# 3525618            Tags   Past Edits
There is a Paid AC Lounge at PF 3(just beside the subway). The rate of stay is Rs 20 for 1 hour per person. If you have an UP train to catch(going to BBS, MAS, Mumbai etc), you can stay in this lounge for sometime. You can also stay here if you are catching a down train but be careful as down trains usually leaves from PF 7-8. This lounge is spacious and the toilets and bathrooms are also quite clean.

Jun 13 2018 (20:28)
LHB Coromandal A Dream
Suri~   7846 blog posts
Re# 3525618-1            Tags   Past Edits
At night time i.e 8pm-12am which is the prime time for Platform 1 and 3, this lounge becomes little crowded with all kinds of passengers with their heavy luggage. Travellers of trains like Azad hind, Mumbai Mail, Jnaneswari/Samarsata, hwh-adi express wait in this lounge.

Jun 13 2018 (20:39)
Sumit Pal~   1501 blog posts
Re# 3525618-2            Tags   Past Edits
Yes. The same happens when trains like Gitanjali, Coromandel, Jan Shatabdi arrive during the afternoon. Since this lounge is in a prime spot in between platform 1 and 3(in an around this all the UP trains arrive), this lounge is quite popular. Also, this place has a clean bathroom and so many people take a bath here. Maybe these are the reasons why it becomes crowded, much more than the first class waiting room.

Jun 13 2018 (21:13)
LHB Coromandal A Dream
Suri~   7846 blog posts
Re# 3525618-3            Tags   Past Edits
The crowded feel is not due to travellers, but due to their bulky trolleys and luggage. Specially travellers travelling to Mumbai and west side. They keep all their luggage throughout the floor, and getting space to walk is very difficult.

Jun 13 2018 (21:18)
Sumit Pal~   1501 blog posts
Re# 3525618-4            Tags   Past Edits
Agreed. Some passengers do carry huge amounts of luggage. But I think that could stop now that railways has put a limit of the weight of the luggage carried.
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Apr 25 2016 (02:15)   12815/Nandan Kanan Express (PT) | BLS/Balasore (4 PFs)
LHB Coromandal A Dream
Suri~   7846 blog posts
Entry# 1818851            Tags   Past Edits
People who wish to take this train from Balasore/Kharagpur to Delhi (Never opt this train,still if having NO other option) , and getting Regret status , then book Bhadrak to New Delhi and Change your Boarding Point to Balasore/Kharagpur (Whichever is your boarding station).
Balasore is Charting station for this train and BLS & KGP are under RLWL , whereas BHC is under GNWL , thus having more chance to get confirm seats.

Jan 03 2017 (23:05)
farhanzone   2 blog posts
Re# 1818851-1            Tags   Past Edits
I have booked this train ticket (PRS) from Kharagpur to New Delhi for 21st Jan 2017, & yes it is under RNWL 28 at present, how can I change it from Bhadrak?

Jan 04 2017 (21:30)
LHB Coromandal A Dream
Suri~   7846 blog posts
Re# 1818851-2            Tags   Past Edits
You can not.
You have booked a Ticket From KGP to NDLS, then you cannot change its boarding from a previous station.
Only option is Cancel this ticket and Re-book for Bhadrak to New Delhi by paying extra money and change the boarding station to Kharagpur.
Oct 22 2018 (19:38)   KGP/Kharagpur Junction (12 PFs)
Sumit Pal~   1501 blog posts
Entry# 3928265            Tags   Past Edits
Most small vendors present in KGP tend to charge more than MRP for food items and water bottles. This has happened to me not once but twice. The first time I bought a packet of chips which was labelled as Rs 10 MRP(standard price). However, the vendor charged Rs 15 for it. Since I was in a hurry to catch my train, I did not notice it only to find out about it later in the train while I was about to throw the packet in the dustbin.
The second time it happened when I went to buy a bottle of water. The MRP is Rs 15/litre(standard railway rate and also printed behind) but the vendor asked for Rs 20. When
I asked him why he was overcharging, he started making excuses about it which were really stupid.
My advice would be to carefully buy any food items in this station. Remember that not all vendors overcharge and so, if you find some vendor overcharging, don't panic as you will always find one nearby who is willing to sell at the right price. Be patient and always have some extra time at hand so that you don't get conned.
Apr 07 2016 (01:12)   KGP/Kharagpur Junction (12 PFs)
Mayank Singh~   2372 blog posts
Entry# 1793039            Tags   Past Edits
Station has a Comesum restaurant at the home platform. Regular smaller vendors selling snacks/breakfast are available on other platforms(5,6).
Feb 21 2016 (19:35)   KGP/Kharagpur Junction (12 PFs)
LHB Coromandal A Dream
Suri~   7846 blog posts
Entry# 1745532            Tags   Past Edits
For those who have to go :
1. IIT KGP - Come out from the Pf 1 side of KGP and take Taxi/Auto/Cycle-Rickshaw. There would be plenty in amount but do take care before boarding because there is no prepaid booth or any rules regulations for fare deciding. So confidently negotiate before opting Taxi or Auto.
2. Kalaikunda - Check for any train (MEMU/passenger) for kalaikunda. That would be very much beneficiary. Or else , go towards the Pf number 8 side (the other side of Pf 1) and come out. Turn Left
and walk bit ahead and turn right on second turn. You will reach Tempo (Tumtum/Vikram) auto stand. They directly go to kalaikunda and charge 30Rs per person. The total distance is 13 km (35-40 minutes journey as part of road before nimpura is under construction) from Kharagpur station. Or else if you are lucky enough then you may even find Airforce bus waiting for passengers to take to kalaikunda. Just show your identity card (Bus facility is only for military persons and their families) and travel without a penny spent for this journey. But do take care , there are 2 huge airforce stations in Kharagpur- Kalaikunda and Salua. So before boarding , so check which station's bus you are boarding.
The whole Kharagpur gives feeling like as if you have came inside a "Very Big" railway establishment with all states of people living together. Here i have seen Odia , bengali , Telugu speaking communities living together very efficiently. Shopkeepers here speak Odia in same fluency as they speak Bengali. Where ever side you go in Kharagpur , you will come across uncountable railway tracks every where. You will be surprised and scratch your head where this track goes or where does this track comes from.
PS: Kalaikunda airforce base in short form is called as KKD among tempo walas.
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