Indian Railways have started special trains to enable passengers to go from one city to another for COVID duration. These trains are rajdhani like trains and will be having only air conditioned classes. Only confirmed seats will be allotted in these trains. No waiting list or RAC tickets will be issued. No concessional fare allowed. Also Tatkal and Premium Tatkal quota booking wont be permitted in these trains. The passengers travelling on the train will be screened for coronavirus and those found asymptomatic will be allowed to travel.Railway board has also added that it will be mandatory for all the passengers to keep his or her mouth covered by a face cover. 1 covid train runs from Karwar to Sawantwadi Road - Ernakulam Jn Pune SF Special (01149).
Karwar to Sawantwadi Road Ernakulam Jn Pune SF Special (01149) departs from Karwar station (KAWR) at and arrives Sawantwadi Road station (SWV) at . This train has 2 stoppages.
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. 1 rajdhani train runs from Karwar to Sawantwadi Road - Thiruvananthapuram Central Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express (12431).
Karwar to Sawantwadi Road Thiruvananthapuram Central Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express (12431) departs from Karwar station (KAWR) at and arrives Sawantwadi Road station (SWV) at . This train has 2 stoppages. Karwar to Sawantwadi Road rajdhani fare is Rs.1415 in First AC, Rs.620 in Third AC and Rs.850 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. Trivandrum Rajdhani is the longest running Rajdhani train. Trivandrum Rajdhani runs three times a week. This is the only Rajdhani whose time table seeks a change every year during monsoon season since it crosses Konkan region. It is allotted more time during monsoon as trains run slower during this time and the timings are reverted in October end when monsoon ends.
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 Karwar to Sawantwadi Road - Kochuveli Mumbai LTT Garib Rath Express (12202).
Karwar to Sawantwadi Road Kochuveli Mumbai LTT Garib Rath Express (12202) departs from Karwar station (KAWR) at and arrives Sawantwadi Road station (SWV) at . This train has 3 stoppages. Karwar to Sawantwadi Road garib-rath fare is Rs.270 in Chair Car and Rs.305 in Third AC for this train.