Duronto express is a newer premium class of train which runs as fast as Rajdhanis. Duronto word comes from restless in Bengali as these trains had no intermediate commercial stops when they started. But since Indian Railways incurred losses for these trains, some technical stops were converted to commercial stops. On some routes (such as Delhi-Kolkata) they take lesser time than corresponding Rajdhani express. Unlike rajdhani some durontos also have non-air conditioned sleeper class. Thus, Duronto trains have classes First AC (1A), AC II-tier, AC III-tier and Sleeper. Bed-rolls in sleeper class of Mixed Duronto Express trains will be supplied to passengers on demand, on payment of stipulated charges. Duronto trains are distinguished by vibrant and colorful vinyl coating on the outer surface of the coaches. 1 duronto train runs from Ahmedabad to Pune - Ahmedabad Pune AC Duronto Express (12297).
Ahmedabad to Pune Ahmedabad Pune AC Duronto Express (12297) departs from Ahmedabad Jn station (ADI) at and arrives Pune Jn station (PUNE) at . Ahmedabad to Pune duronto fare is Rs.2675 in First AC, Rs.1670 in Third AC and Rs.2345 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. Pune Ahmedabad Duronto (12297/98) is the fastest on this route. This is a short Duronto train and have just 2 stoppages at Vasai Road and Lonavala. The train was inaugurated on March 11, 2012 and is second most recent Duronto train by the Indian Railways. It is an overnight train and does not have a pantry car as it does not serve food on board and needless to say there are 21 options available to travel to and from Pune and Ahmedabad.
Humsafar trains are long distance superfast trains that traverses overnight journeys. This is a new concept by the Indian Railways. Some Humsafar trains also run for more than 24 hours. Keeping in mind the middle class travellers, Humsafar was launched last year by the Former Railway Minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu. It has only Third AC class coach and have optional meal service. This train follows dynamic pricing meaning fare increases as the seat availability decreases. However, these trains hold lesser priority than Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains. Humsafar trains are equipped with modern day amenities and enhanced safety features. There are CCTV cameras fitted in every coach of Humsafar trains and there are charging points for each berth. One can also see current running speed of train on the LEDs fitted above doors. These trains are characterized by beautiful graffiti paint with vibrant sky blue color on outer surface of coaches. 2 humsafar trains run from Ahmedabad to Pune - Ahmedabad MGR Chennai Central Humsafar Express (22920) and Shri Ganganagar Tiruchchirappalli Humsafar Express (22497).
Ahmedabad to Pune Ahmedabad MGR Chennai Central Humsafar Express (22920) departs from Ahmedabad Jn station (ADI) at and arrives Pune Jn station (PUNE) at . Ahmedabad to Pune humsafar fare is Rs.1145 in Third AC for this train.
Ahmedabad to Pune Shri Ganganagar Tiruchchirappalli Humsafar Express (22497) departs from Ahmedabad Jn station (ADI) at and arrives Pune Jn station (PUNE) at . Ahmedabad to Pune humsafar fare is Rs.1145 in Third AC for this train.
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