The first latest international express train from Dhaka to Kolkata is ‘Maitree Express’. In Bengali ‘Maitree’ represent ‘Friendship’. It is a sign of friendship in-between Bangladesh and India. Bangladesh and India are neighboring countries.
That’s why people visit from one to another country for various reasons. Previously, Only Air and Bus services were available to travel between two countries.
Maitree Express Train brings happiness among the people of the two countries. Maitree express train time-table, train services, and train ticket fee details are below.
Train Track (Dhaka to Kolkata)
Maitree Express train track connects the Bangladesh’s capital as well as West Bengal of India. The track has set up in 1947 before the separation of Bangladesh and India.
After a long time, in 2008 the train track upgraded and Train started the journey on 14th April 2008 on the event of Bengali New Year. The train track from Dhaka to Kolkata is 375 kilometers long.
Maitree Express Train follows different train numbers based on a rake. There is an identification number for each train from Dhaka to Kolkata and vice-versa is below.
|Bangladesh Railway Rake||From Dhaka to Kolkata||Train Number 3107|
|From Kolkata to Dhaka||Train Number 3108|
|India Railway Rake||From Kolkata to Dhaka||Train Number 3109|
|From Dhaka to Kolkata||Train Number 3110|
Working days and weekend of Maitree Express Train
Maitree Express is available six days a week. Thursday is off-day of the service. The table below shows the working day for each train.
|BR Rake 3107||From Dhaka to Kolkata||Friday and Sunday|
|BR Rake 3108||From Kolkata to Dhaka||Saturday and Monday|
|IR Rake 3109||From Kolkata to Dhaka||Friday and Tuesday|
|IR Rake 3110||From Dhaka to Kolkata||Saturday and Wednesday|
Maitree Express Train service allows traveling from Bangladesh to India on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday. Similarly, this service is available on Friday, Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday from India to Bangladesh.
A Schedule of Maitree Express
Maitree Express Train launch from Dhaka Railway Station to Kolkata Railway station, which is the last destination. There are two stoppages where trains take a break.
Maitree Express Train takes a break at Darshana of Bangladesh and Gede of India due to immigration and customs formalities. It launches from Dhaka at 8:15AM to reach Kolkata at 6:10PM. On 1st March 2017 Bangladesh Railway modernized a Schedule of Maitree expresses like below.
|08:15 (BST)||Dhaka Cantonment||18:05 (BST)|
14:20 ( IST)
|18:10 (IST)||Kolkata||07:10 (IST)|
Ticket fee of Maitree Express Train
All coaches have been upgraded to air-conditioned. The ticket fee is as follows:
|Class||Ticket Fee||Travel Tax|
|AC First/Cabin||USD 20 + 15% Vat||500 tk|
|AC Chair Car||USD 12 + 15% Vat||500 tk|
In the case of children, less than 5 years old get a 50% ticket fee concession.
This is in short about the Maitree Express Train’s schedule and ticket price. We tried hard to compile all of the necessary and latest information to add to the content. So, you can travel conveniently from Dhaka to Kolkata and vice versa.
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