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. 2 duronto trains run from Mumbai to Nagpur - Mumbai CSMT Nagpur Duronto Express (12289) and Mumbai CSMT Howrah AC Duronto Express (12261).
Mumbai to Nagpur Mumbai CSMT Nagpur Duronto Express (12289) departs from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus station (CSMT) at and arrives Nagpur station (NGP) at . Mumbai to Nagpur duronto fare is Rs.3260 in First AC, Rs.2020 in Third AC, Rs.2840 in Second AC and Rs.730 in Sleeper for this train which includes meal charges also. In Mumbai CSMT Nagpur Duronto Express (12289), seat availability status is GNWL7/WL7 in First AC (1A) with 89% chance of confirmation, seat availability status is GNWL14/WL10 in Second AC (2A) with 91% chance of confirmation, seat availability status is GNWL59/WL25 in Third AC (3A) with 83% chance of confirmation and seat availability status is GNWL240/WL93 in Sleeper (SL) with 27% chance of confirmation for tomorrow. Nagpur duronto is the second fastest train on this route, the fastest being Howrah Duronto 12261/62. This is a small overnight duronto train that halts at 2 stations between Mumbai and Nagpur at Igatpuri and Bhusaval. Its popularity comes from the fact that it is a daily service connecting two capitals of Maharashtra.
Mumbai to Nagpur Mumbai CSMT Howrah AC Duronto Express (12261) departs from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus station (CSMT) at and arrives Nagpur station (NGP) at . Mumbai to Nagpur duronto fare is Rs.3445 in First AC, Rs.2185 in Third AC and Rs.3005 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. In Mumbai CSMT Howrah AC Duronto Express (12261), seat availability status is PQWL3/WL1 in Second AC (2A) with 93% chance of confirmation and seat availability status is PQWL8/WL8 in Third AC (3A) with 92% chance of confirmation for tomorrow. Mumbai Howrah Duronto is the fastest train from Mumbai to Kolkata. Although Mumbai and Kolkata are two important metro cities in India, still this Duronto is the only premium category train between these two cities. South Eastern Railway has decided to make catering services optional in Howrah Mumbai duronto from 1st August, 2017.
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 Mumbai to Nagpur - Pune Santragachi Humsafar Express (20821).
Mumbai to Nagpur Pune Santragachi Humsafar Express (20821) departs from Kalyan Jn station (KYN) at and arrives Nagpur station (NGP) at . Mumbai to Nagpur humsafar fare is Rs.1280 in Third AC and Rs.470 in Sleeper for this train.
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