Bandhan Express : India-Bangladesh Passenger Train
Bandhan Express runs between Kolkata Chitpur Railway Station and Khulna Railway Station . The Bandhan Express train is an international express rail service which runs between the Indian city of Kolkata and the Bangladeshi city of Khulna every week. It is the second modern day, fully air conditioned passenger train link between the Indian state of West Bengal and Bangladesh.
This will be the second train to run between the two countries after Maitree Express that runs between Dhaka and Kolkata. The train was inaugurated on November 16, 2017 in a bid to ease communication between the two neighbouring countries. Details are following.
Coronavirus threat: India-Bangladesh passenger train services suspended
India-Bangladesh passenger train services between Kolkata and cities in the neighbouring country have been suspended from Sunday as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, on a Union government directive, an Eastern Railway official said. The Eastern Railway said services of Maitree and Bandhan Express trains will remain suspended from March 15 to April 15 or till further orders, whichever is earlier.
Route, Schedule and Time Table of Bandhan Express
- Train No.13129 Kolkata – Khulna Bandhan Express
- Train No.13130 Khulna – Kolkata Bandhan Express
|Train details||Facilities Onboard|
|Travel Time:||4h 40m|
|Avg Speed:||37 km/hr|
Train No.13129/ Bandhan Express KOAA/Kolkata – KLN/Khulna Route, Schedule and Time Table:-
Train No.13130/ Bandhan Express KLN/Khulna – KOAA/Kolkata Route, Schedule and Time Table:-
Bandhan Express to have stoppage at Jashore
Bandhan Express will make a three-minute stoppage at Jashore Railway Junction from Thursday (March 7, 2019), allowing passengers to get on and off the train during their journey to and from Kolkata.
The Bandhan Express is an international passenger train which runs between Kolkata and Khulna once a week from either direction.
- The train reaches Khulna from Kolkata at 12:30pm on Thursday and departs for Kolkata at 1:30pm on the same day. It takes only four and half hours to reach Kolkata from Khulna.
The stoppage of the train at the Jashore station was introduced following a demand by the locals.
Negar Sultana, station master of the Jashore Railway Junction, said the train will stop for three minutes at the station from March 7. They received a letter from Bangladesh Railway West Zone in this regard, she said, adding that the sales of tickets for journey from the station started on Monday.
A total of 200 seats have been kept aside for the passengers travelling from the station, the station master said. There are 456 seats in the train. The fare of air-conditioned cabin is Tk 2,000 while air-conditioned chair Tk 1,500, including the travel tax.