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 Kolkata to Asansol - Howrah New Delhi Rajdhani Express (Via Gaya) (12301) and Sealdah New Delhi Rajdhani Express (12313).
Kolkata to Asansol Howrah New Delhi Rajdhani Express (Via Gaya) (12301) departs from Howrah Jn station (HWH) at and arrives Asansol Jn station (ASN) at . Kolkata to Asansol rajdhani fare is Rs.1485 in First AC, Rs.670 in Third AC and Rs.900 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. Kolkata Rajdhani is the first Rajdhani express to be introduced in India. It started its operation on March 3, 1969. In its initial stage the train had just 10 coaches in total and used to run non stop between New Delhi and Howrah with technical stoppages at Kanpur, Mughalsarai and Gomoh. Do you know, there used to be lounge cars and chair cars in Rajdhani trains initially. Howrah Rajdhani had only 2 classes that time-AC First Class and AC Chair Car the fares of which were Rs 280 and Rs 90 respectively. Howrah Rajdhani is the only wi-fi enabled Rajdhani train till date. Over the years, the train has seen tremendous changes in its number of coaches (now 18), type of cars (Chair cars are totally replaced by First AC, AC II tier and AC III tier) and is replaced by most modern facilities inside the train now.
Kolkata to Asansol Sealdah New Delhi Rajdhani Express (12313) departs from Kolkata Sealdah station (SDAH) at and arrives Asansol Jn station (ASN) at . Kolkata to Asansol rajdhani fare is Rs.1485 in First AC, Rs.670 in Third AC and Rs.900 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. In Sealdah New Delhi Rajdhani Express (12313), seat availability status is AVAILABLE 7 in Second AC (2A) and seat availability status is AVAILABLE 25 in Third AC (3A) for tomorrow. Sealdah Rajdhani is second Rajdhani that connects Delhi with Kolkata. It started functioning from July 01, 2000 that was way later than Howrah Rajdhani. There have been numerous complaints for the food quality being served on this Rajdhani train in the past. Sealdah Rajdhani runs all seven days a week as opposed to Howrah Rajdhani that runs 6 days a week skipping Sunday. Kolkata and Mumbai are the only cities with 2 daily running Rajdhani trains.
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. 2 duronto trains run from Kolkata to Asansol - Howrah New Delhi Duronto Express (12273) and Shalimar Patna Duronto Express (22213).
Kolkata to Asansol Howrah New Delhi Duronto Express (12273) departs from Howrah Jn station (HWH) at and arrives Asansol Jn station (ASN) at . Kolkata to Asansol duronto fare is Rs.1505 in First AC, Rs.625 in Third AC, Rs.850 in Second AC and Rs.255 in Sleeper for this train which includes meal charges also. There are 2 Duronto trains between Kolkata and New Delhi. One connects Howrah Station of Kolkata to New Delhi station of Delhi while the other Duronto 12259/60 connects Sealdah station of Kolkata to New Delhi. Howrah Duronto is slow in speed compared to the Sealdah duronto. It is also a mixed duronto which means it has sleeper class as well as opposed to Sealdah Duronto which only has air conditioned classes. There are other faster trains of the likes of Rajdhani and Express trains too connecting New Delhi and Kolkata hence this is not the best fit but is definitely the best economical option.
Kolkata to Asansol Shalimar Patna Duronto Express (22213) departs from Kolkata Shalimar station (SHM) at and arrives Asansol Jn station (ASN) at . Kolkata to Asansol duronto fare is Rs.1415 in First AC, Rs.625 in Third AC, Rs.855 in Second AC and Rs.255 in Sleeper for this train which includes meal charges also. Kolkata Patna Duronto 22213/14 is a short overnight duronto train that halts at Asansol Jn for 5 mins. There are other options available to travel between Kolkata and Patna and this Duronto is not the fastest one. Also, since Shalimar station is somewhat isolated from the main city of Kolkata people tend to prefer other trains. But the convenient timings and an overnight train journey through Shalimar, this duronto makes it a good choice.
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 Kolkata to Asansol - Howrah Ranchi Shatabdi Express (12019).
Kolkata to Asansol Howrah Ranchi Shatabdi Express (12019) departs from Howrah Jn station (HWH) at and arrives Asansol Jn station (ASN) at . Kolkata to Asansol shatabdi fare is Rs.530 in Chair Car and Rs.1045 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.
Jan Shatabdi express as the name indicates is the shatabdi express for Jan (common mass). Basically these trains are an affordable version of Shatabdi trains in India. Therefore Jan Shatabdi trains have either seating arrangements as air-conditioned Chair Car (CC) or non air-conditioned Second Seating (2S) coaches. These are very pocket friendly compared to other trains on same route. These trains are for short distances and does not run overnight just like Shatabdi trains. It does not have onboard catering services which is there in Shatabdi trains. In general these trains are painted in white and blue combination with window panes painted either white or blue. 1 jan-shatabdi train runs from Kolkata to Asansol - Howrah Patna Jan Shatabdi Express (12023).
Kolkata to Asansol Howrah Patna Jan Shatabdi Express (12023) departs from Howrah Jn station (HWH) at and arrives Asansol Jn station (ASN) at . Kolkata to Asansol jan-shatabdi fare is Rs.420 in Chair Car and Rs.130 in Second Seater for this train.
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 Kolkata to Asansol - Kolkata Patna Garib Rath Express (12359).
Kolkata to Asansol Kolkata Patna Garib Rath Express (12359) departs from Kolkata Chitpur station (KOAA) at and arrives Asansol Jn station (ASN) at . Kolkata to Asansol garib-rath fare is Rs.395 in Third AC for this train.
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 Kolkata to Asansol - West Bengal Sampark Kranti Express (12329).
Kolkata to Asansol West Bengal Sampark Kranti Express (12329) departs from Kolkata Sealdah station (SDAH) at and arrives Asansol Jn station (ASN) at . Kolkata to Asansol sampark-kranti fare is Rs.1255 in First AC, Rs.550 in Third AC, Rs.755 in Second AC and Rs.195 in Sleeper for this train.
Humsafar trains are long distance superfast trains that traverses overnight journeys. This is a new concept by the Indian Railways. Some Humsafar trains also run for more than 24 hours. Keeping in mind the middle class travellers, Humsafar was launched last year by the Former Railway Minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu. It has only Third AC class coach and have optional meal service. This train follows dynamic pricing meaning fare increases as the seat availability decreases. However, these trains hold lesser priority than Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains. Humsafar trains are equipped with modern day amenities and enhanced safety features. There are CCTV cameras fitted in every coach of Humsafar trains and there are charging points for each berth. One can also see current running speed of train on the LEDs fitted above doors. These trains are characterized by beautiful graffiti paint with vibrant sky blue color on outer surface of coaches. 1 humsafar train runs from Kolkata to Asansol - Sealdah Jammu Tawi Humsafar Express (22317).
Kolkata to Asansol Sealdah Jammu Tawi Humsafar Express (22317) departs from Kolkata Sealdah station (SDAH) at and arrives Asansol Jn station (ASN) at . Kolkata to Asansol humsafar fare is Rs.620 in Third AC for this train.
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