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SHM/Kolkata Shalimar (3 PFs)
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Shalimar Road , Shibpur ,Pin-711103 , Dist - Howrah
State: West Bengal

Elevation: 6 m above sea level
Zone: SER/South Eastern   Division: Kharagpur

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Oct 20 2014 (15:07)   SHM/Kolkata Shalimar (3 PFs)
Prakash^~   10331 blog posts
Entry# 1251375            Tags   Past Edits
There is no restaurant near station area.

Dec 22 2015 (18:42)
Guest: 7ec185e0   show all posts
Re# 1251375-1            Tags   Past Edits
Forget of Restro..
there is even no Bus/Auto Stand near by...

May 27 2018 (12:29)
Sounak Banerjee   88 blog posts
Re# 1251375-2            Tags   Past Edits
walk 100 mtrs to shalimar 3 no gate you ll get everything
Sep 16 2017 (00:53)   SHM/Kolkata Shalimar (3 PFs)
Sumit Pal~   1502 blog posts
Entry# 2409741            Tags   Past Edits
Those who are travelling from Howrah by bus to Shalimar, make sure you board the bus no 55 or the B.Garden-Esplanade mini bus. The reason for that is both these buses take you closer to the station than any other bus on the route. When you are on-board the bus, ask the conductor to drop you off at the 'Shalimar 3-no gate' stoppage and from there, it's a straight walk to the station. Should take you about 4-5 mins.
For those who are coming from the Rabindra Sadan Side, avail the white buses like Barasat-B.Garden or Sealdah-B.Garden and ask the conductor to drop you off at the same stoppage. Other buses include 213/1.
the name suggests, the Sealdah-B.Garden bus is a direct link from Sealdah to Shalimar and so if you are travelling from Sealdah to Shalimar or in the reverse route, do avail that bus.
Feb 28 2016 (13:28)   SHM/Kolkata Shalimar (3 PFs)
LHB Coromandal A Dream
Suri^~   7525 blog posts
Entry# 1752324            Tags   Past Edits
A guide for inter-terminal travel in Kolkata.
For this journey , you have to first reach Howrah and then move to Shalimar. If you book a direct taxi for KOAA to SHM , it would be hasslefree but very very costly. One more thing can be done is opting Kolkata circular railway for Howrah (i.e alight at Barrabazaar and walk the Howrah bridge to reach Howrah jn.) Or else take a taxi for Shalimar to Howrah. Or else reach R G Kar Hospital Bus stop which is hardly 5-10
min walk from KOAA. There you can get good amount of buses and taxis for howrah.
And From Howrah to Shalimar you can opt Prepaid taxi or santragachi bound EMU.
Feb 28 2016 (13:24)   SHM/Kolkata Shalimar (3 PFs)
LHB Coromandal A Dream
Suri^~   7525 blog posts
Entry# 1752320            Tags   Past Edits
A guide for inter-terminal travel in kolkata.
Take the prepaid taxi from Howrah. Cheap and safest. Fare would be just Rs 100. Shalimar station is in Shibpur area near around the Botanical gardens. One have to go via the Vidyasagar setu to reach this part of Kolkata. Or one more option is Check whether your express train from SHM has halt at Santragachi. If yes then hop into any Mecheda/Panskura/kharagpur side SER EMU from HOWRAH and alight at Santragachi. Board your express train from SRC. This option is very
time saving and cheap if you are in a hurry.

May 15 2016 (16:39)
Mayank Singh~   2373 blog posts
Re# 1752320-1            Tags   Past Edits
Are bus services available for SHM from SRC?

May 15 2016 (16:45)
nump421~   1255 blog posts
Re# 1752320-2            Tags   Past Edits
Yes plenty of busses will be waiting if you can cRoss the highway road via subway...around 200 metres away from platform

May 15 2016 (16:46)
nump421~   1255 blog posts
Re# 1752320-3            Tags   Past Edits
Pretty useful info
Also, Apart from 15021 and 22213, all other trains leaving SHM has a stoppage at SRC. So SRC is a better option any day

May 15 2016 (16:53)
LHB Coromandal A Dream
Suri^~   7525 blog posts
Re# 1752320-4            Tags   Past Edits
Buses are available from the Main road outside Santragachi.
If you don't wish for a hassled journey (considering the conditions of Kolkata buses here) , there are 4 EMU trains running from SRC to SHM (3 Dedicated and 1 Mecheda-SHM). Check out departure timings of your train and hop into any of these EMU or else majority of SHM trains (except PNBE duronto) halt at SRC also. Make yourself comfortable.

May 15 2016 (17:08)
Mayank Singh~   2373 blog posts
Re# 1752320-5            Tags   Past Edits
In that case, why is IR developing SHM instead of SRC as a terminal point? Already SRC has gotten some trains in its kitty, why not shift more trains there instead of SHM?

May 15 2016 (18:09)
nump421~   1255 blog posts
Re# 1752320-6            Tags   Past Edits
No further space at SRC
SRC will always be more convenient than SHM because its right on the highway. But SHM there is lot of space for augmentation of platforms. Also, SRC is congested due to trains from and to howrah. So 2 to 3 platforms always occupied by howrah passenger express demu memu trains...No such need at SHM
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Aug 02 2015 (02:23)   SHM/Kolkata Shalimar (3 PFs)
underpantthunders   11 blog posts
Entry# 1555782            Tags   Past Edits
if u are in a train to shalimar, get down at nearby santragachi station. unless u have booked a cab or rented a car from some agency before, it will be very difficult to get a bus,taxi,auto or other public transport.
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