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 Chennai to Madurai - MGR Chennai Central Madurai AC Duronto Express (22205).
Chennai to Madurai MGR Chennai Central Madurai AC Duronto Express (22205) departs from Chennai Central station (MAS) at and arrives Madurai Jn station (MDU) at . This train has 2 stoppages. Chennai to Madurai duronto fare is Rs.2470 in First AC, Rs.1065 in Third AC and Rs.1475 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. Chennai Madurai Duronto connects the capital city of Tamil Nadu to its another city Madurai. This Duronto 22205/06 is probably the least preferred Duronto train since there are multiple faster options available to travel between these two cities. But is the most convenient overnight journey train. This is the only Duronto to still have ICF coaches (Integral Coach Factory) as opposed to modern LHB coaches (Link Hofmann Coach) in other premium trains including Durontos.
Sampark Kranti is a series of express trains in India that connects different states of India to the national capital - New Delhi. Sampark in Hindi means connectivity while Kranti is also a word in Hindi language meaning revolution. Thus these trains have revolutionized the state connectivity with center. These trains have a combination of all the classes - AC, Sleeper and Unreserved coaches. Sampark Kranti trains are for long distance journeys. These trains are named after states and Sampark Kranti train for a particular state has most of the stoppages in that state only. 1 sampark-kranti train runs from Chennai to Madurai - Tamil Nadu Sampark Kranti Express (12652).
Chennai to Madurai Tamil Nadu Sampark Kranti Express (12652) departs from Chennai Egmore station (MS) at and arrives Madurai Jn station (MDU) at . Chennai to Madurai sampark-kranti fare is Rs.1960 in First AC, Rs.835 in Third AC, Rs.1170 in Second AC and Rs.325 in Sleeper for this train.
Suvidha as the name suggests is a series of express trains that was introduced a couple of years back in lieu to beat the peak season rush on other trains. These trains have sleeper, second seating and ac coaches. The advance reservation period for these trains are a maximum of 30 days only as against other trains that have 120 days of ARP. For suvidha trains passengers are issued either confirmed berth or RAC and there is no waitlist concept in Suvidha trains. So for passengers who are looking for a sure shot seat can opt for Suvidha train if this train is available for your route. But hang on, before you proceed further to book a ticket in this trains, let us tell you that it will burn a hole in your pocket because Suvidha trains too have dynamic fare (flexi fare) system just like rajdhani and Shatabdi trains. So you might end up paying more for a SL class than Second AC of any other train on same route. Also, senior citizens and children are not given any privilege of concession in these trains. And once you drop the plan to travel, do it carefully as there is no cancellation permitted for these trains of course with some exceptions. 1 suvidha train runs from Chennai to Madurai - Chennai Egmore Tirunelveli Summer Suvidha Special (82601).
Chennai to Madurai Chennai Egmore Tirunelveli Summer Suvidha Special (82601) departs from Chennai Egmore station (MS) at and arrives Madurai Jn station (MDU) at .
Tejas is semi-high speed express train that was launched in July 2017. This is a new concept train which is fully AC and has modern amenities onboard like LED TV beside each seat, tea and coffee vending machines. This train hails for short journeys and have only seating arrangements with Chair Car (CC) and Executive Class (EC) classes of travel. Ticket fare is little higher for these trains. Tejas trains are painted in bright yellow color and have sun rays inscribed on the outer surface of coaches. Tejas is a sanskrit word meaning Sharp and vibrant which reflects the modern day facilities of this train. 1 tejas train runs from Chennai to Madurai - Chennai Egmore Madurai Tejas Express (22671).
Chennai to Madurai Chennai Egmore Madurai Tejas Express (22671) departs from Chennai Egmore station (MS) at and arrives Madurai Jn station (MDU) at .
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