Kolkata: The name of Kalka Mail was changed from this day a year ago. The new train was named ‘Netaji Express’ (Netaji Express) in honor of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
The Center has already declared Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s birthday (Netaji Jayanti) as ‘Day of Might’. Howrah-Kalka Mail Train, on which Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, the heroic son of Mother India, stepped on the path of disappearance. Last year, a notification was issued by the Ministry of Railways stating that the central government had approved the new name of Howrah-Kalka Mail. From now on the new name of the train is Netaji Express.
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The central government tweeted about this. The then Railway Minister Piyush Goel said that the Indian Railways honored the heroic son of the motherland in this way. All the railway workers of the country and their families are happy with the decision of this new name. How to change the name of Howrah-Kalka mail? There are many questions in the minds of many. History has it that Netaji fled his house on Elgin Road in the middle of January 1941 to catch the Kalka Mail. He caught the train from Gomo station, one of the historic stations of Indian Railways. Although at that time the name of that train was not Kalka Mail. Up was the Howrah-Peshawar Express.
The name of Kalka Mail has been changed before. When this train first started its name was East Indian Railway Mail. The Ministry of Culture has already said that January 23 will be celebrated as ‘Might of Power’ to pay homage to Netaji’s unforgettable contribution to the history of Indian independence. Then came the decision to change the name of the railway. The then Railway Minister Piyush Goel tweeted a copy of the notification, saying, I am thrilled that the ‘Netaji Express’ will start its journey ahead of his birthday. ”
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Last year special train was running 02311/02312 Howrah-Kalka Mail as Netaji Express. Now that the service has become normal, the train is running under the name 12311/12312 Netaji Express. Besides, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was also paid homage at Gomo station.
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