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. 1 rajdhani train runs from Chennai to Salem - Chennai Central Thiruvananthapuram Central SUPER AC Express (22207).
Chennai to Salem Chennai Central Thiruvananthapuram Central SUPER AC Express (22207) departs from Chennai Central station (MAS) at and arrives Salem Jn station (SA) at . Chennai to Salem rajdhani fare is Rs.1670 in First AC, Rs.1040 in Third AC and Rs.1445 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also.
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 Salem - Chennai Central Madurai AC Duronto Express (22205).
Chennai to Salem Chennai Central Madurai AC Duronto Express (22205) departs from Chennai Central station (MAS) at and arrives Salem Jn station (SA) at . Chennai to Salem duronto fare is Rs.1670 in First AC, Rs.1040 in Third AC and Rs.1445 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.
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 Chennai to Salem - Chennai Central Coimbatore Shatabdi Express (12243).
Chennai to Salem Chennai Central Coimbatore Shatabdi Express (12243) departs from Chennai Central station (MAS) at and arrives Salem Jn station (SA) at . Chennai to Salem shatabdi fare is Rs.930 in Chair Car and Rs.1370 in Executive Class for this train which includes meal charges also. In Chennai Central Coimbatore Shatabdi Express (12243), seat availability status is AVAILABLE 22 in Executive Class (EC) and seat availability status is AVAILABLE 252 in Chair Car (CC) for tomorrow. Chennai Coimbatore Shatabdi was initially introduced as Duronto category train, but due to the losses incurred by Indian Railways, it was decided to convert this Chennai Coimbatore Express train as Shatabdi Express. It commenced its journey as Shatabdi Express from November 22, 2013 keeping days of operation and composition of train same as before.
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. 2 suvidha trains run from Chennai to Salem - Chennai Central Kollam Sabarimala Suvidha Special (82635) and Chennai Central Ernakulam Jn. Suvidha Special (82637).
Chennai to Salem Chennai Central Kollam Sabarimala Suvidha Special (82635) departs from Chennai Central station (MAS) at and arrives Salem Jn station (SA) at .
Chennai to Salem Chennai Central Ernakulam Jn. Suvidha Special (82637) departs from Chennai Central station (MAS) at and arrives Salem Jn station (SA) at .
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