In a bid to cater the high passengers demand the Northern Railway has decided to restart the New Delhi-Kalka Shatabdi from February 8.
The train service on the New Delhi-Kalka route has suspended in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
Despite the restoration of train services on many routes, the New Delhi-Kalka Shatabdi Express remained suspended due to the farmers’ protest in Punjab.
Now after almost 10 months the Indian railways is planning to start the service again.
From New Delhi to Kalka, the train will be numbered 02005, while returning from Kalka to New Delhi, it will be numbered 02006.
The Shatabdi Express will leave the New Delhi railway station at 5.15 pm and reach Kalka at 9.15 pm the same day.
The Delhi-Kalka Shatabdi Express will stop at Panipat, Kurukshetra, Ambala Cantt and Chandigarh.
In the reverse direction, the train will depart from Kalka at 6.15 am and reach its destination at 10.15 am.
Another Shatabdi was revived in Dec
Another Shatabdi Express (02011/02012), which also runs between New Delhi and Kalka, was revived in December last year. The train departs from the New Delhi railway station at 7.40 am and reaches the Kalka railway station at 11.45 am. During the return journey, the train leaves Kalka at 5.45 pm and reaches New Delhi at 9.55 pm.