Shatabdi express is a premium category full air-conditioned train that connects important cities of India. These are the fastest trains in India which can run at over 150 kmph. These trains runs for short distances only and are not for overnight journeys. Shatabdi trains have only seating arrangements. They are equipped with safer LHB coaches. The first Shatabdi Express train was introduced in 1988 to commemorate the birth centenary of Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. These train offers catering facilities and the food fare is included in ticket cost. Shatabdi trains have classes Chair Car (CC) and Executive Class(EC). These are best alternative to bus journeys. 1 shatabdi train runs from Balasore to Kharagpur - Puri Howrah Shatabdi Express (12278).
Balasore to Kharagpur Puri Howrah Shatabdi Express (12278) departs from Balasore station (BLS) at and arrives Kharagpur Jn station (KGP) at . Balasore to Kharagpur shatabdi fare is Rs.340 in Chair Car and Rs.710 in Executive Class for this train which includes meal charges also. Howrah Puri Shatabdi Express (12277/78) is the fastest train connecting Kolkata to Puri. It connects some of the major stations namely Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Kharagpur Jn etc. There are numerous Puri special trains running on this route dedicated solely to connect Howrah and Puri. There are Rath Yatra special trains too that halts at Puri Junction. On June 15, 2016 mandatory catering was made optional as a trial run in 2 Rajdhani and 2 Shatabdi trains including this Howrah-Puri Shatabdi Express for 45 days for the first time.
Jan Shatabdi express as the name indicates is the shatabdi express for Jan (common mass). Basically these trains are an affordable version of Shatabdi trains in India. Therefore Jan Shatabdi trains have either seating arrangements as air-conditioned Chair Car (CC) or non air-conditioned Second Seating (2S) coaches. These are very pocket friendly compared to other trains on same route. These trains are for short distances and does not run overnight just like Shatabdi trains. It does not have onboard catering services which is there in Shatabdi trains. In general these trains are painted in white and blue combination with window panes painted either white or blue. 1 jan-shatabdi train runs from Balasore to Kharagpur - Bhubaneswar Howrah Jan Shatabdi Express (12074).
Balasore to Kharagpur Bhubaneswar Howrah Jan Shatabdi Express (12074) departs from Balasore station (BLS) at and arrives Kharagpur Jn station (KGP) at . Balasore to Kharagpur jan-shatabdi fare is Rs.325 in Chair Car and Rs.100 in Second Seater for this train.
The concept of Garib Rath started with the vision to provide air conditioned berths at a comparatively low price for the people who could not afford to travel in AC coaches. Garib-rath phrase translates to poor man's chariot in English. The fare in this train is almost two-thirds of regular third ac fare. Usually Garib Rath have Third AC (3A) class only excepting some 1-2 trains which also have Chair Car (CC) class. The compartments of these train coaches have 9 berths making an extra space for side middle berth which is not there in any other train in India. In case passengers want to have bedrolls they need to pay separately for it. Some garib-raths run as fast as rajdhani, but they have lesser priority for track clearance compared to them. These trains are painted green with a yellow colored strip along the window panes. 1 garib-rath train runs from Balasore to Kharagpur - Puri Howrah Garib Rath Express (12882).
Balasore to Kharagpur Puri Howrah Garib Rath Express (12882) departs from Balasore station (BLS) at and arrives Kharagpur Jn station (KGP) at . Balasore to Kharagpur garib-rath fare is Rs.305 in Third AC for this train.
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. 1 humsafar train runs from Balasore to Kharagpur - Yesvantpur Howrah Humsafar Express (22888).
Balasore to Kharagpur Yesvantpur Howrah Humsafar Express (22888) departs from Balasore station (BLS) at and arrives Kharagpur Jn station (KGP) at . Balasore to Kharagpur humsafar fare is Rs.615 in Third AC for this train.
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