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 Bhusaval Jn - Howrah Pune AC Duronto Express (12222) and Howrah Mumbai CSMT AC Duronto Express (12262).
Kolkata to Bhusaval Jn Howrah Pune AC Duronto Express (12222) departs from Howrah Jn station (HWH) at and arrives Bhusaval Jn station (BSL) at . Kolkata to Bhusaval Jn duronto fare is Rs.5120 in First AC, Rs.3165 in Third AC and Rs.4420 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. Howrah Pune duronto is the fastest train between Kolkata and Pune. All other trains on this route take no less than 31 Hours to complete the journey. Howrah railway station that has largest number of platforms (23) in India and is also said to be the busiest railway station in India.
Kolkata to Bhusaval Jn Howrah Mumbai CSMT AC Duronto Express (12262) departs from Howrah Jn station (HWH) at and arrives Bhusaval Jn station (BSL) at . Kolkata to Bhusaval Jn duronto fare is Rs.5120 in First AC, Rs.3165 in Third AC and Rs.4420 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. Mumbai Howrah Duronto is the fastest train from Mumbai to Kolkata. Although Mumbai and Kolkata are two important metro cities in India, still this Duronto is the only premium category train between these two cities. South Eastern Railway has decided to make catering services optional in Howrah Mumbai duronto from 1st August, 2017.
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 Bhusaval Jn - Santragachi Pune Humsafar Express (20822).
Kolkata to Bhusaval Jn Santragachi Pune Humsafar Express (20822) departs from Santragachi Jn station (SRC) at and arrives Bhusaval Jn station (BSL) at . Kolkata to Bhusaval Jn humsafar fare is Rs.2740 in Third AC for this train.
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