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 Gaya - Howrah New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Gaya) (12301) and Sealdah New Delhi Rajdhani Express (12313).
Kolkata to Gaya Howrah New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Gaya) (12301) departs from Howrah Jn station (HWH) at and arrives Gaya Jn station (GAYA) at . Kolkata to Gaya rajdhani fare is Rs.2270 in First AC, Rs.1450 in Third AC and Rs.1960 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. In Howrah New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Gaya) (12301), seat availability status is RSWL1/WL1 in First AC (1A) with 85% chance of confirmation, seat availability status is RSWL2/WL2 in Second AC (2A) with 92% chance of confirmation and seat availability status is RSWL7/WL4 in Third AC (3A) with 89% chance of confirmation for tomorrow. 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 Gaya Sealdah New Delhi Rajdhani Express (12313) departs from Kolkata Sealdah station (SDAH) at and arrives Gaya Jn station (GAYA) at . Kolkata to Gaya rajdhani fare is Rs.2305 in First AC, Rs.1465 in Third AC and Rs.1995 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. In Sealdah New Delhi Rajdhani Express (12313), seat availability status is RSWL1/WL1 in First AC (1A) with 78% chance of confirmation, seat availability status is RSWL4/WL3 in Second AC (2A) with 91% chance of confirmation and seat availability status is RSWL6/WL4 in Third AC (3A) with 91% chance of confirmation 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.
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 Gaya - Sealdah Jammu Tawi Humsafar Express (22317).
Kolkata to Gaya Sealdah Jammu Tawi Humsafar Express (22317) departs from Kolkata Sealdah station (SDAH) at and arrives Gaya Jn station (GAYA) at . Kolkata to Gaya humsafar fare is Rs.1280 in Third AC for this train.
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- Red - Not likely to confirm.
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