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 Jasidih Jn to Barddhaman Jn - New Delhi Howrah COVID 19 AC Special (via Patna) (02306) and New Delhi Howrah Rajdhani Express (Via Patna) (12306).
Jasidih Jn to Barddhaman Jn New Delhi Howrah COVID 19 AC Special (via Patna) (02306) departs from Jasidih Jn station (JSME) at and arrives Barddhaman Jn station (BWN) at . This train has 2 stoppages. Jasidih Jn to Barddhaman Jn rajdhani fare is Rs.1415 in First AC, Rs.625 in Third AC and Rs.855 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also.
Jasidih Jn to Barddhaman Jn New Delhi Howrah Rajdhani Express (Via Patna) (12306) departs from Jasidih Jn station (JSME) at and arrives Barddhaman Jn station (BWN) at . This train has 2 stoppages. Jasidih Jn to Barddhaman Jn rajdhani fare is Rs.1505 in First AC, Rs.695 in Third AC and Rs.925 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.
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