Rajdhani express are premium category trains by the Indian Railways that redefines luxury travelling in India. It is a fully air-conditioned train which connects country capital (Delhi) with state capitals. That is why they are called 'Rajdhani' which translates to 'Capital' in English. These train runs at very high speed and therefore it usually takes least time to reach destination compared to other trains on the same route. Mumbai rajdhani is the fastest rajdhani train which attains a maximum speed of 140 kmph on some stretch. Rajdhani Express offers catering facilities inside the train the fare of which is included in ticket fare. Rajdhani trains have 3 classes - First AC (1A), AC II-tier (2A) and AC III-tier (3A) only and they are coupled with LHB coaches that have higher safety features. The ticket fare for Rajdhani is maximum amongst all trains on the same route and has dynamic fare (Flexi Fare) system. Waitlisted passengers are strictly not allowed inside this train. Rajdhani train coaches are usually painted in red with a grey colored strip outside. 2 rajdhani trains run from Bhopal to Agra - Chennai Central Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express (12433) and KSR Bengaluru Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express (22691).
Bhopal to Agra Chennai Central Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express (12433) departs from Bhopal Jn station (BPL) at and arrives Agra Cantt station (AGC) at . Bhopal to Agra rajdhani fare is Rs.2315 in First AC, Rs.1435 in Third AC and Rs.2015 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. Chennai Rajdhani came into existence from the year 1993. It is a bi-weekly train connecting Tamil Nadu (Chennai) to the capital city. This train is not the fastest train on this route but stands very close to Duronto Express on the same route with the difference in total duration of just 20 mins.
Bhopal to Agra KSR Bengaluru Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express (22691) departs from Bhopal Jn station (BPL) at and arrives Agra Cantt station (AGC) at . Bhopal to Agra rajdhani fare is Rs.2300 in First AC, Rs.1425 in Third AC and Rs.2005 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. In KSR Bengaluru Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express (22691), seat availability status is RLWL4/WL4 in First AC (1A) with 86% chance of confirmation, seat availability status is RLWL12/WL8 in Second AC (2A) with 90% chance of confirmation and seat availability status is RLWL19/WL15 in Third AC (3A) with 86% chance of confirmation for tomorrow. Although Banglore Rajdhani is not the fastest train on this route, but is definitely a favourite choice due to its brand image. Earlier this Rajdhani used to run as train number 22691/2 five days a week and as train number 22693/4 on remaining 2 days a week. But train number 22693/4 has been discontinued and train number 22691/2 is extended to all days of the week effective July 02, 2017. This is the only Rajdhani that has seen numerous changes in days of operations right from the start. Now it has been settled down with operating all days a week.
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 Bhopal to Agra - Habibganj New Delhi Shatabdi Express (12001).
Bhopal to Agra Habibganj New Delhi Shatabdi Express (12001) departs from Bhopal Jn station (BPL) at and arrives Agra Cantt station (AGC) at . Bhopal to Agra shatabdi fare is Rs.1320 in Chair Car and Rs.1920 in Executive Class for this train which includes meal charges also. In Habibganj New Delhi Shatabdi Express (12001), seat availability status is AVAILABLE 27 in Executive Class (EC) and seat availability status is AVAILABLE 369 in Chair Car (CC) for tomorrow. Bhopal Shatabdi was considered to be fastest train in India until Gatimaan Express was launched in April, 2016. It still retains its number 2 position in fastest trains category. Started running on tracks on Nov 14,1988 - Bhopal Shatabdi was the first ever Shatabdi train in India. It was introduced to commemorate birth century of our first Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru by the then Railway Minister Madhavrao Scindia.