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 Karnal to Chandigarh - New Delhi Chandigarh Shatabdi Express (12045).
Karnal to Chandigarh New Delhi Chandigarh Shatabdi Express (12045) departs from Karnal station (KUN) at and arrives Chandigarh station (CDG) at . Karnal to Chandigarh shatabdi fare is Rs.460 in Chair Car and Rs.850 in Executive Class for this train which includes meal charges also. New Delhi Chandigarh Shatabdi is second most preferred train on this route after Kalka Shatabdi. It is not the shortest Shatabdi train in India but stands very close to JP Agra Fort Shatabdi (12035/36) which covers 241 Kms between Jaipur and Agra Fort. Anubhuti coaches that comes with greater comfort and amenities was first introduced in Chandigarh Shatabdi.
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 Karnal to Chandigarh - New Delhi Una Himachal Jan Shatabdi Express (12057).
Karnal to Chandigarh New Delhi Una Himachal Jan Shatabdi Express (12057) departs from Karnal station (KUN) at and arrives Chandigarh station (CDG) at . Karnal to Chandigarh jan-shatabdi fare is Rs.325 in Chair Car and Rs.100 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 Karnal to Chandigarh - Ajmer Chandigarh Garib Rath Express (12983).
Karnal to Chandigarh Ajmer Chandigarh Garib Rath Express (12983) departs from Karnal station (KUN) at and arrives Chandigarh station (CDG) at . Karnal to Chandigarh garib-rath fare is Rs.305 in Third AC for this train.
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