Trains to and from Guwahati

#1 Jan 23rd, 2011, 19:36
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Hi everyone.

I've been following the Dajeeling strike news with interest as I've booked trains to go there in March. I thought it would be a good idea to have a couple of alternative bookings in place just in case Darjeeling's shut.

I've been looking at the following trains to/from Guwahati in Assam (to see parts of Assam/Meghalaya) and have a few questions, most train related (hence the railways forum!)

I'm thinking of taking the Kanchanjanga Express from Kolkata to Guwahati. After my travels, I'll then be resuming my itinerary by catching the North-East Express from Guwahati to Mughal Sarai.

So here are the questions:

1. If there are strikes in Siliguri/Darjeeling, will this in any way impact trains travelling through NJP? As trains coming from Kolkata and going to Varanasi travel through NJP on their way to Guwahati, if there were to be a strike, would these services still run?

2. I've got a seat booked on the North-East Express from NJP to Mughal Sarai already, as part of my 'Darjeeling' booking. If I were to book another seat on the same train on the same day, only this time getting on at Guwahati instead of NJP, would I be allowed to do this? The 'extra' ticket would be cancelled as soon as I knew what my plans were anyway.

Alternatively would it be better to cancel the NJP-MGS ticket, book the Guwahati-MGS ticket, and then if I do go to Darjeeling after all simply change my boarding station?

Thanks . As an aside (and not strictly train related) if I'm planning on seeing Guwahati, Shillong and Cherrapunjee (Assam and Meghalaya) I won't need a permit, right?
#2 Jan 23rd, 2011, 21:48
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1. Trains will not be affected by any strike in Darjeeling.

2.The 'extra' ticket can definitely be booked. Changing the boarding station will be a difficult proposition.

No idea on permits.
#3 Jan 23rd, 2011, 21:50
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No permits are required for Assam or Meghalaya.
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Interesting, how did you manage to book a NJP-MGS ticket on the NE Express?
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Originally Posted by steven_ber View Post Interesting, how did you manage to book a NJP-MGS ticket on the NE Express?
I didn't, I used the NJP-Allahabad trick you taught me!
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Originally Posted by redbutton View Post I didn't, I used the NJP-Allahabad trick you taught me!
Oops, thought I recognised the name.

Are there any berths available on the Guwahati-Allahabad sector?

If so, book one, you'll only lose a reservation fee.

If not, look for the more expensive option of booking a GHY-NJP ticket to go alongside your NJP-ALD ticket, this costs about 30% more though.

GHY-ALD (2A) = Rs1440
GHY-NJP (700) + NJP-ALD (1160) = Rs1860

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