One of the oldest trains of Indian Railways, the Howrah-Kalka Mail has been renamed as the ‘Netaji Express’. Indian Railways have renamed the train just a few days before the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on January 23.
About the Howrah-Kalka Mail:
- Howrah-Kalka Mail was started in the 19th Century as one of the early commercial passenger train services in India.
- The Kalka 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 the year 1941.