Gitanjali Express

Gitanjali Express is a daily train running between Two metro cities Kolkata Howrah in West Bengal and Mumbai CST in Maharashtra connecting the East with the West. Numbered 12859/60 this train belongs to the superfast cateogory. 

This train takes 30½ hrs to cover the distance of 1968 km between Mumbai and Howrah while the return takes 31.5 hrs. Since this train, too, starts from Bengal this train has the same name. People love the train as much the book. This is the first Classless train in India introduced by Ex Railway Minister Prof. Madhu Dandvate on 26 December 1977.

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