ECR: Speed Increase to 120 kmph for 18 Pairs of Trains on the Grand Chord Line

East Central Railway has increased the maximum permissible speed of 18 train pairs from 110 kmph to 120 kmph on the grand chord line [between Dhanbad Jn (DHN) and Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Jn (DDU)].

The list of trains with upgraded speed is as follows:-

1.  12381/82 Howrah-New Delhi-Howrah Poorva Express

 2.  12323/24 Howrah-Anand Vihar Terminal-Howrah Express

3.  13307/08 Dhanbad-Firozpur Cantt-Dhanbad  Ganga Satluj Express

 4. 12175/76 Howrah-Gwalior-Howrah Chambal

5.  12815/16 Puri-Anand Vihar Terminal-Puri  Nandan Kanan Express

6.  18609/10 Ranchi-LTT-Ranchi Express

7.  12389/90 Gaya-Chennai-Gaya Express

8.  15021/22 Shalimar-Gorakhpur-Shalimar Express

9.  12353/54 Howrah-Lalkuan-Howrah Express

10. 12371 / 72 Howrah-Jaisalmer-Howrah Express

11. 12357 / 58 Kolkata-Amritsar-Kolkata Durgiana Express

12. 13167 / 68 Kolkata-Agra Cantt Express

13. 12379 / 80 Sealdah-Amritsar-Sealdah  Jallianwala Express

14. 12319 / 20, Kolkata-Agra Cantt-Kolkata Express

15. 12329 / 30 Sealdah-Anandvihar-Sealdah West Bengal Sampark Kranti Express

 16. 12443 / 44. Haldia-Anand Vihar-Haldia Express

17. 22317 / 18 Sealdah-Jammu-Sealdah Humsafar Express

18. 12801 / 02 Puri-New Delhi-Puri Purusottam Express

The move aims to improve punctuality of these trains which have been provided LHB rakes (Linke Hofmann Busch) besides enhancing the section carrying capacity of the grand chord line.

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