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 Dhanbad Jn to Bokaro Steel City - Howrah Ranchi Shatabdi Express (12019).
Dhanbad Jn to Bokaro Steel City Howrah Ranchi Shatabdi Express (12019) departs from Dhanbad Jn station (DHN) at and arrives Bokaro Steel City station (BKSC) at . Dhanbad Jn to Bokaro Steel City shatabdi fare is Rs.430 in Chair Car and Rs.635 in Executive Class for this train which includes meal charges also. Howrah Shatabdi is the fastest train between Howrah Jn and Ranchi. There are not many options to travel from Howrah to Ranchi hence this Shatabdi 12019/20 is definitely a best choice. It passes through the steel city of India that is Bokaro Steel City where it halts for 2 minutes.
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 Dhanbad Jn to Bokaro Steel City - Dhanbad Bhubaneswar Garib Rath Express (12831).
Dhanbad Jn to Bokaro Steel City Dhanbad Bhubaneswar Garib Rath Express (12831) departs from Dhanbad Jn station (DHN) at and arrives Bokaro Steel City station (BKSC) at . Dhanbad Jn to Bokaro Steel City garib-rath fare is Rs.250 in Third AC for this train.
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