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 Daltonganj to Barkakana - New Delhi Ranchi AC Special (via Barkakana) (02454) and New Delhi Ranchi Rajdhani Express (Via Daltonganj) (12454).
Daltonganj to Barkakana New Delhi Ranchi AC Special (via Barkakana) (02454) departs from Daltonganj station (DTO) at and arrives Barkakana station (BRKA) at . This train has 1 stoppages. Daltonganj to Barkakana rajdhani fare is Rs.1415 in First AC, Rs.625 in Third AC and Rs.850 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also.
Daltonganj to Barkakana New Delhi Ranchi Rajdhani Express (Via Daltonganj) (12454) departs from Daltonganj station (DTO) at and arrives Barkakana station (BRKA) at . This train has 1 stoppages. Daltonganj to Barkakana rajdhani fare is Rs.1430 in First AC, Rs.625 in Third AC and Rs.850 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. Ranchi Rajdhani is the fastest train on Jharkhand New Delhi route. This Rajdhani is a bi-weekly train where it runs as train number 12453/54 via Daltonganj and train number 12439/40 via Bokaro.
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 Daltonganj to Barkakana - New Delhi Ranchi Garib Rath Express (12878).
Daltonganj to Barkakana New Delhi Ranchi Garib Rath Express (12878) departs from Daltonganj station (DTO) at and arrives Barkakana station (BRKA) at . This train has 3 stoppages. Daltonganj to Barkakana garib-rath fare is Rs.350 in Third AC for this train.
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