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 Dhanbad Jn - Sealdah New Delhi Rajdhani Express (12313) and Howrah New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Gaya) (12301).
Kolkata to Dhanbad Jn Sealdah New Delhi Rajdhani Express (12313) departs from Kolkata Sealdah station (SDAH) at and arrives Dhanbad Jn station (DHN) at . Kolkata to Dhanbad Jn rajdhani fare is Rs.1475 in First AC, Rs.920 in Third AC and Rs.1260 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. In Sealdah New Delhi Rajdhani Express (12313), seat availability status is RSWL6/WL2 in Second AC (2A) with 92% chance of confirmation and seat availability status is RSWL16/WL13 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.
Kolkata to Dhanbad Jn Howrah New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Gaya) (12301) departs from Howrah Jn station (HWH) at and arrives Dhanbad Jn station (DHN) at . Kolkata to Dhanbad Jn rajdhani fare is Rs.1475 in First AC, Rs.920 in Third AC and Rs.1260 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.
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. 1 duronto train runs from Kolkata to Dhanbad Jn - Sealdah New Delhi AC Duronto Express (12259).
Kolkata to Dhanbad Jn Sealdah New Delhi AC Duronto Express (12259) departs from Kolkata Sealdah station (SDAH) at and arrives Dhanbad Jn station (DHN) at . Kolkata to Dhanbad Jn duronto fare is Rs.1545 in First AC, Rs.995 in Third AC and Rs.1335 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. In Sealdah New Delhi AC Duronto Express (12259), seat availability status is RSWL1/WL1 in Second AC (2A) with 94% chance of confirmation and seat availability status is RSWL1/WL1 in Third AC (3A) with 94% chance of confirmation for tomorrow. Needless to say there are numerous trains between Kolkata and Delhi but 12259/60 Sealdah - New Delhi Duronto is the fastest premium train on this route, even faster than both Kolkata Rajdhani and Sealdah Rajdhani. Sealdah New Delhi Duronto was the first ever Duronto train to be introduced in India. It takes least duration to reach destination after weekly train 12249 Yuva Exp. Running 4 days a week makes this train more preferred one. It connects some of the prominent cities of Bihar and cities enroute like Dhanbad, Mughalsarai and Kanpur.
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 Kolkata to Dhanbad Jn - Howrah Ranchi Shatabdi Express (12019).
Kolkata to Dhanbad Jn Howrah Ranchi Shatabdi Express (12019) departs from Howrah Jn station (HWH) at and arrives Dhanbad Jn station (DHN) at . Kolkata to Dhanbad Jn shatabdi fare is Rs.790 in Chair Car and Rs.1180 in Executive Class for this train which includes meal charges also. Howrah Shatabdi is the fastest train between Howrah Jn and Ranchi. There are not many options to travel from Howrah to Ranchi hence this Shatabdi 12019/20 is definitely a best choice. It passes through the steel city of India that is Bokaro Steel City where it halts for 2 minutes.
Sampark Kranti is a series of express trains in India that connects different states of India to the national capital - New Delhi. Sampark in Hindi means connectivity while Kranti is also a word in Hindi language meaning revolution. Thus these trains have revolutionized the state connectivity with center. These trains have a combination of all the classes - AC, Sleeper and Unreserved coaches. Sampark Kranti trains are for long distance journeys. These trains are named after states and Sampark Kranti train for a particular state has most of the stoppages in that state only. 1 sampark-kranti train runs from Kolkata to Dhanbad Jn - West Bengal Sampark Kranti Express (12329).
Kolkata to Dhanbad Jn West Bengal Sampark Kranti Express (12329) departs from Kolkata Sealdah station (SDAH) at and arrives Dhanbad Jn station (DHN) at . Kolkata to Dhanbad Jn sampark-kranti fare is Rs.1245 in First AC, Rs.540 in Third AC, Rs.745 in Second AC and Rs.215 in Sleeper for this train.
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 Dhanbad Jn - Sealdah Jammu Tawi Humsafar Express (22317).
Kolkata to Dhanbad Jn Sealdah Jammu Tawi Humsafar Express (22317) departs from Kolkata Sealdah station (SDAH) at and arrives Dhanbad Jn station (DHN) at . Kolkata to Dhanbad Jn humsafar fare is Rs.610 in Third AC for this train.
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