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 Mumbai to Ratlam Jn - Mumbai Central New Delhi Rajdhani Express (12951) and August Kranti Rajdhani Express (12953).
Mumbai to Ratlam Jn Mumbai Central New Delhi Rajdhani Express (12951) departs from Mumbai Central station (MMCT) at and arrives Ratlam Jn station (RTM) at . Mumbai to Ratlam Jn rajdhani fare is Rs.2955 in First AC, Rs.1880 in Third AC and Rs.2570 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. In Mumbai Central New Delhi Rajdhani Express (12951), seat availability status is PQWL44/WL33 in Third AC (3A) with 84% chance of confirmation for tomorrow. Mumbai Rajdhani is the fastest running Rajdhani train in India, which started its operations on May 17, 1972. Maintaining an average speed of approx 90 kmph, this train has a maximum permissible speed of 160 kmph. Mumbai Rajdhani was the first Rajdhani train to get LHB coach that comes with more safety features and helps in attaining high speed. It was so popular in its initial days that its chart used to be prepared just 15 mins before the departure time. Electric engines (WAP 4 and WAP 7) are allotted for these high speed trains now as opposed to diesel engines earlier.
Mumbai to Ratlam Jn August Kranti Rajdhani Express (12953) departs from Mumbai Central station (MMCT) at and arrives Ratlam Jn station (RTM) at . Mumbai to Ratlam Jn rajdhani fare is Rs.2955 in First AC, Rs.1880 in Third AC and Rs.2570 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. In August Kranti Rajdhani Express (12953), seat availability status is GNWL11/WL8 in First AC (1A) with 85% chance of confirmation, seat availability status is GNWL34/WL14 in Second AC (2A) with 93% chance of confirmation and seat availability status is GNWL158/WL83 in Third AC (3A) with 82% chance of confirmation for tomorrow. August Kranti is second Rajdhani that connects Delhi with Mumbai. This train made its maiden run way later than Mumbai Rajdhani on Jan 01, 1992. This Rajdhani is named after the August Kranti maidan of Mumbai from where Quit India Movement started in the year 1942. It has three stoppages in Mumbai (Borivali, Andheri and Mumbai Central) whereas Mumbai Rajdhani has 2 stoppages in Mumbai (Borivali and Mumbai Central) and takes approx 1 hour more than other Rajdhani to reach destination.
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. 5 duronto trains run from Mumbai to Ratlam Jn - Mumbai Central Indore AC Duronto Express (12227), Mumbai Central Jaipur AC Duronto Express (12239), Mumbai Central New Delhi AC Duronto Express (22209), Pune Hazrat Nizamuddin AC Duronto Express (12263) and Ernakulam Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto Express (12283).
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