Since a freight train was blocking the main line, we were forced to use the loop in order to cross the station. A satisfying experience, nevertheless! The train continued to impress with an extremely respectable 79.3 kmph average speed, as measured from Howrah (312 km in 3 hrs. 56 mts.).
Chakradharpur is a divisional HQ in SER, and serves the mineral-rich areas of Jharkhand and Orissa, as well as the cement, steel and limestone industries in the region.
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