|Current operator(s)||Eastern Railway|
|Distance travelled||280 km (170 mi)|
|Average journey time||7 hours|
|Class(es)||CC Class, 2nd sitting, General|
|Track gauge||1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)|
|Operating speed||40 km/h (25 mph) average with halts|
Ganadevata express is an important Mail/Express type day-running train operated by Indian Railways; it connects Kolkata with Azimganj, a town in Murshidabad district of West Bengal. It is hauled by WAP 4 class electric locomotives from Howrah to Rampurhat. Then WDM 3A diesel locomotive take charge from Rampurhat to Azimganj jn.
The Ganadevata express is used extensively by pilgrims going to visit the Tarapith temple of Rampurhat. It previously ran between Howrah and Rampurhat, and was later extended to run to Azimganj; it covers 278 Kilometers distance at an average speed of 42 Kmph. Coach types in the train include AC chair car, second class sitting, and general, but it does not have a Pantry car. All the classes except general class require reservations. The train leaves Howrah junction at 06:05 to arrive at Azmiganj junction at 13:05, and leaves Azmiganj at 15:30 to arrive at Howrah at 21:45. guskara station also.
Important stopping points
- Howrah Jn.
- Bandel Jn.
- Burdwan Jn.
- Bolpur Shantiniketan railway station
- Prantik railway station
- Nalhati Jn.
- Azimganj Jn.
- Timetable, India Rail information service