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Medium; Front Entrance - Outside; Large Station Board; Reservation Counter;
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KGP/Kharagpur Junction (12 PFs)
খড়গপুর জংশন     खड़गपुर जंक्शन

Track: Triple Electric-Line

Type of Station: Junction
Number of Platforms: 12
Number of Halting Trains: 215
Number of Originating Trains: 25
Number of Terminating Trains: 25
Station Road , Kharagpur , Pin - 721301, Dist - Paschim Medinipur
State: West Bengal
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Zone: SER/South Eastern
Division: Kharagpur
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Rating: 3.9/5 (229 votes)
cleanliness - good (29)
porters/escalators - good (29)
food - good (29)
transportation - good (29)
lodging - good (28)
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safety - good (28)

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GMDN/Girimaidan 2 km     HIJ/Hijli 4 km     GKL/Gokulpur 6 km     JPR/Jakpur 7 km     NMP/Nimpura 7 km     KKQ/Kalaikunda 9 km     CSY/Cossye Halt 10 km     BPE/Benapur 12 km     MDN/Medinipur (Midnapore) 13 km     MPD/Madpur 13 km    
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Jun 20 (22:11)   12828/Purulia - Howrah SF Express | KGP/Kharagpur Junction (12 PFs)

PUBG is evolution of Indian Gaming~   1340 blog posts   5 correct pred (63% accurate)
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Comesum Kharagpur is the official caterer in this train. Your order will be taken at Medinipur and be delivered at Kharagpur on time. Food prices when in person in train is lower than through IRCTC e-catering app. Payment is only through cash on delivery at KGP.
In case of non-availability of your selected item(s) ordered through IRCTC, the supervisor will call you on your number and you're FREE TO CHOOSE any costlier food(s) as per strict rules levied on them. However, the quantity can't be increased.
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Feb 21 2016 (19:35)   KGP/Kharagpur Junction (12 PFs)

LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   7302 blog posts   12397 correct pred (72% accurate)
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For those who have to go :
1. IIT KGP - Come out from the Pf 1 side of KGP and take Taxi/Auto/Cycle-Rickshaw. There would be plenty in amount but do take care before boarding because there is no prepaid booth or any rules regulations for fare deciding. So confidently negotiate before opting Taxi or Auto.
2. Kalaikunda - Check for any train (MEMU/passenger) for kalaikunda. That would be very much beneficiary. Or else , go towards the Pf number 8 side (the other side of Pf 1) and come out. Turn Left
and walk bit ahead and turn right on second turn. You will reach Tempo (Tumtum/Vikram) auto stand. They directly go to kalaikunda and charge 30Rs per person. The total distance is 13 km (35-40 minutes journey as part of road before nimpura is under construction) from Kharagpur station. Or else if you are lucky enough then you may even find Airforce bus waiting for passengers to take to kalaikunda. Just show your identity card (Bus facility is only for military persons and their families) and travel without a penny spent for this journey. But do take care , there are 2 huge airforce stations in Kharagpur- Kalaikunda and Salua. So before boarding , so check which station's bus you are boarding.
The whole Kharagpur gives feeling like as if you have came inside a "Very Big" railway establishment with all states of people living together. Here i have seen Odia , bengali , Telugu speaking communities living together very efficiently. Shopkeepers here speak Odia in same fluency as they speak Bengali. Where ever side you go in Kharagpur , you will come across uncountable railway tracks every where. You will be surprised and scratch your head where this track goes or where does this track comes from.
PS: Kalaikunda airforce base in short form is called as KKD among tempo walas.
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Apr 07 2016 (01:12)   KGP/Kharagpur Junction (12 PFs)

Lucknow Metro~   2373 blog posts   9 correct pred (47% accurate)
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Station has a Comesum restaurant at the home platform. Regular smaller vendors selling snacks/breakfast are available on other platforms(5,6).
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Jun 13 2018 (15:50)   KGP/Kharagpur Junction (12 PFs)

FireFlies~   1496 blog posts   3213 correct pred (77% accurate)
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There is a Paid AC Lounge at PF 3(just beside the subway). The rate of stay is Rs 20 for 1 hour per person. If you have an UP train to catch(going to BBS, MAS, Mumbai etc), you can stay in this lounge for sometime. You can also stay here if you are catching a down train but be careful as down trains usually leaves from PF 7-8. This lounge is spacious and the toilets and bathrooms are also quite clean.

Jun 13 2018 (20:28)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   7302 blog posts   12397 correct pred (72% accurate)
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At night time i.e 8pm-12am which is the prime time for Platform 1 and 3, this lounge becomes little crowded with all kinds of passengers with their heavy luggage. Travellers of trains like Azad hind, Mumbai Mail, Jnaneswari/Samarsata, hwh-adi express wait in this lounge.

Jun 13 2018 (20:39)
FireFlies~   1496 blog posts   3213 correct pred (77% accurate)
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Yes. The same happens when trains like Gitanjali, Coromandel, Jan Shatabdi arrive during the afternoon. Since this lounge is in a prime spot in between platform 1 and 3(in an around this all the UP trains arrive), this lounge is quite popular. Also, this place has a clean bathroom and so many people take a bath here. Maybe these are the reasons why it becomes crowded, much more than the first class waiting room.

Jun 13 2018 (21:13)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   7302 blog posts   12397 correct pred (72% accurate)
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The crowded feel is not due to travellers, but due to their bulky trolleys and luggage. Specially travellers travelling to Mumbai and west side. They keep all their luggage throughout the floor, and getting space to walk is very difficult.

Jun 13 2018 (21:18)
FireFlies~   1496 blog posts   3213 correct pred (77% accurate)
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Agreed. Some passengers do carry huge amounts of luggage. But I think that could stop now that railways has put a limit of the weight of the luggage carried.
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Nov 12 2018 (14:12)   KGP/Kharagpur Junction (12 PFs)

FireFlies~   1496 blog posts   3213 correct pred (77% accurate)
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Escalator facilities are available at the PF 1 exit. You can use this to move your luggage or in general to move to the platform of your choice if you are unable to use the stairs. Also, elevator is also present just beside the escalator but that is for aged and sick people.
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