One of the oldest trains in the country, Howrah-Kalka Mail (12311) has been renamed as the ‘Netaji Express’. The Indian Railways have renamed the train just a few days before the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on 23rd January.

About Howrah-Kalka Mail

  • Howrah-Kalka Mail or Kalka Mail was started in the 19th Century in 1866, as one of the early commercial passenger train services in the country.
  • The mail has always been popular for connecting Howrah with Kalka and has enjoyed steady patronage.
  • It is believed that Netaji took this train from Bihar’s Gomoh after escaping from his house in Kolkata in 1941.

Howrah-Kalka Mail Renamed as Netaji Express