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 Kota to Thiruvananthapuram - Hazrat Nizamuddin Thiruvananthapuram Central Rajdhani Express (12432).
Kota to Thiruvananthapuram Hazrat Nizamuddin Thiruvananthapuram Central Rajdhani Express (12432) departs from Kota Jn station (KOTA) at and arrives Trivandrum Central station (TVC) at . Kota to Thiruvananthapuram rajdhani fare is Rs.6700 in First AC, Rs.4110 in Third AC and Rs.5785 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.
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 Kota to Thiruvananthapuram - Kerala Sampark Kranti Express (12218).
Kota to Thiruvananthapuram Kerala Sampark Kranti Express (12218) departs from Kota Jn station (KOTA) at and arrives Kochuveli station (KCVL) at . Kota to Thiruvananthapuram sampark-kranti fare is Rs.5420 in First AC, Rs.465 in None, Rs.2125 in Third AC, Rs.3130 in Second AC and Rs.810 in Sleeper for this train.
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