WAP7 India's 1st Rajdhani, 12302 Howrah Rajdhani comes honking and does a twilight overtake of WAP4 22858 Anand Vihar Santragachi express at Ajaibpur. One of the 6 overtakes.
Ajaibpur, 51 km from New Delhi is in Gautam Buddh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh.
Introduced on 3 March 1969, Howrah Rajdhani was the first fully air conditioned train, as well as the first Rajdhani of India. Right now, it is also the second fastest Rajdhani of India, after Mumbai Rajdhani.
The train follows two routes.
12301 / 12302 connects New Delhi and Howrah, covering a distance of 1447 km in about 16.55 hrs and 6 halts. Belongs to Eastern Railway.
Halts Dhanbad, Parasnath, Gaya, Mughalsarai, Allahabad, and Kanpur.
12305 / 12306 connects New Delhi and Howrah, covering a distance of 1529 km in about 19.35 hrs and 7 halts. Belongs to Eastern Railway.
Runs weekly. 12305 departs HWH Sundays and 12306 departs NDLS Fridays.
Halts Bardhaman, Madhupur, Jasidih, Patna, Mughalsarai, Allahabad, and Kanpur.
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With train spotter Mohnish