Unchahar Express runs between Allahabad, an important city in Uttar Pradesh and Chandigarh, the capital city of Punjab and Haryana. Unchahar Express has been named after a town named Unchahar in Uttar Pradesh. This town is famous for its NTPC power plant.
Unchahar Express No. 4217 runs from Allahabad to Chandigarh. This train is a daily train. This train leaves at 2.15 PM and reaches at 9.55 AM on the 2nd day of the journey. In all, the journey takes 19 hours and 40 minutes. The train consists of 2nd AC, 3rd AC, Sleeper berths and travels over 913 kms. In all, this mail express train makes 38 stops.
The large number of stops means that this train is a popular form of travel for a large number of persons. Some popular stops include Prayag, Lalganj, Kanpur, Etawah, Firozabad Aligarh, Ghaziabad, Delhi, Sonipat, Panipat, Kurukshetra and Ambala. The fare for 2nd AC is Rs.1192 , for 3rd AC is Rs.868, for Sleeper is Rs.319.
Unchahar Express No. 4218 runs the other way round from from Chandigarh to Allahabad. This is a daily train that leaves at 4.25 PM and reaches at 11.20 AM on the next day. In all, the journey takes 18 hours and 55 minutes. The reduction of the travel time can be attributed to the fact that this train makes only 34 stops.