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. 2 shatabdi trains run from Etawah to Aligarh Jn - Lucknow Jn New Delhi Swarn Shatabdi Express (12003) and Kanpur Central New Delhi Shatabdi Express (12033).
Etawah to Aligarh Jn Lucknow Jn New Delhi Swarn Shatabdi Express (12003) departs from Etawah station (ETW) at and arrives Aligarh Jn station (ALJN) at . Etawah to Aligarh Jn shatabdi fare is Rs.595 in Chair Car, Rs.1025 in Executive Anubhuti and Rs.885 in Executive Class for this train which includes meal charges also. Lucknow Shatabdi has been awarded ISO Certificate that depicts its immense facilities and higher safety features. It was the first Shatabdi train to get equipped with modern day LHB coaches as against traditional ICF coaches. These LHB coaches comes with more safety features and have increased comfort for passengers.
Etawah to Aligarh Jn Kanpur Central New Delhi Shatabdi Express (12033) departs from Etawah station (ETW) at and arrives Aligarh Jn station (ALJN) at . Etawah to Aligarh Jn shatabdi fare is Rs.620 in Chair Car and Rs.930 in Executive Class for this train which includes meal charges also. Delhi Kanpur Shatabdi is a short Shatabdi train. Although there are numerous other and better options to travel Kanpur from New Delhi or vice versa. But as they say nothing like a Rajdhani or a Shatabdi train. There is an evening Shatabdi too from Kanpur to New Delhi via Tundla but this one is extended till Lucknow known as LJN Swarn Shatabdi 12003/04. Since there was a huge rush on this lucknow daily Shatabdi, Indian Railways decided to have a dedicated Shatabdi train for Kanpur which was then flagged off on Feb 7th, 2010.
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