SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY TO RUN FIRST SUVIDHA TRAIN
Kolkata, July 22, 2015:
South Eastern Railway is well ahead to introduce First Suvidha Train to connect Kolkata and Ernakulam i.e. 2294 km in 37 hours.The first Suvidha Train of South Eastern Railway is planned to start from 1st August, 2015 between Howrah and Ernakulam.The booking for this train has started today i.e. 22.07.2015.
02853 Howrah-Ernakulam, Suvidha Special Train will run from Howrah on 1st August, 8thAugust and 22nd August 2015(Saturday) at 17.00 hrs. and will reach Ernakulam on Monday at 6.00 hrs. It will stop at Bhubaneswar, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Katpadi and Coimbatore.
In return direction, 02854 Ernakulam-Howrah Suvidha Special Train will leaving Ernakulam on 4thAugust, 11th August and 25th August 2015 (Tuesday) at 8.50 hrs. will reach Howrah on Wednesday at 23.00 hrs. and it will stop at Aluva, Coimbatore, Thrisur, Palghat, Katpadi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatna,, Bhubaneswar and Bhadrak.
Suvidha types of tains are planned to run during peak summer, winter rush, festive seasons and on other occasions.Only confirmed and RAC tickets will be issued on these trains.Advance Reservation Period (ARP) of the train will be maximum 30 days and minimum 10 days.Tickets for the Suvidha trains will be available both at Railway Reservation Counters and e-ticket through IRCTC.Passenger has to produce one of the prescribed Identity Cards during journey for verification purpose.No concession, no free/complimentary pass will be applicable and also for children full adult fare shall be charged.
Minimum fare of Suvidha train shall be Tatkal fare for the class. Fares would increase after booking of every 20% of seats/berths subject to maximum three times of Tatkal fare.Other applicable supplementary charges like reservation charge, superfast charge, service tax etc. shall be levied separately.50% refund of fare shall be granted upto 6 hours before the scheduled departure of the train or preparation of the chart whichever is earlier.After that no refund shall be permissible.
In normal circumstances cancellation of Suvidha train is not permitted.However, in case of cancellation of train in exceptional circumstances, full refund of fare shall e granted for counter PRS ticket across the counter and for e-tickets full refunds of fare shall be directly credited to the customer’s account.