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 Tirupati - Howrah Yesvantpur Covid 19 Duronto Special (02245) and Howrah Yesvantpur Duronto Express (12245).
Kolkata to Tirupati Howrah Yesvantpur Covid 19 Duronto Special (02245) departs from Howrah Jn station (HWH) at and arrives Renigunta Jn station (RU) at . This train has 5 stoppages. Kolkata to Tirupati duronto fare is Rs.4905 in First AC, Rs.2020 in Third AC, Rs.2875 in Second AC and Rs.745 in Sleeper for this train which includes meal charges also.
Kolkata to Tirupati Howrah Yesvantpur Duronto Express (12245) departs from Howrah Jn station (HWH) at and arrives Renigunta Jn station (RU) at . Kolkata to Tirupati duronto fare is Rs.5265 in First AC, Rs.2335 in Third AC, Rs.3190 in Second AC and Rs.965 in Sleeper for this train which includes meal charges also. Howrah Yesvantpur Duronto (12245/12246) is the fastest train connecting Kolkata to Bengaluru. Although, there is another train 22863 (Hwh Ypr AC Exp) that runs along the same track and same timings and takes same duration to reach destination. The only difference being, Duronto runs 5 days a week while train 22863 is a weekly train running every Monday and has more number of stoppages.
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 Tirupati - Howrah Ernakulam Festival Special (02877).
Kolkata to Tirupati Howrah Ernakulam Festival Special (02877) departs from Howrah Jn station (HWH) at and arrives Renigunta Jn station (RU) at . This train has 24 stoppages.
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. 2 humsafar trains run from Kolkata to Tirupati - Howrah Tirupati Humsafar Express (20889) and Howrah Yesvantpur Humsafar Express (22887).
Kolkata to Tirupati Howrah Tirupati Humsafar Express (20889) departs from Howrah Jn station (HWH) at and arrives Tirupati Main station (TPTY) at . This train has 11 stoppages. Kolkata to Tirupati humsafar fare is Rs.1995 in Third AC for this train.
Kolkata to Tirupati Howrah Yesvantpur Humsafar Express (22887) departs from Howrah Jn station (HWH) at and arrives Renigunta Jn station (RU) at . Kolkata to Tirupati humsafar fare is Rs.2045 in Third AC for this train.
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