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 Lonavala to Ahmedabad - Pune Ahmedabad AC Duronto Express (12298).
Lonavala to Ahmedabad Pune Ahmedabad AC Duronto Express (12298) departs from Lonavala station (LNL) at and arrives Ahmedabad Jn station (ADI) at . Lonavala to Ahmedabad duronto fare is Rs.2500 in First AC, Rs.1565 in Third AC and Rs.2185 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. Pune Ahmedabad Duronto (12297/98) is the fastest on this route. This is a short Duronto train and have just 2 stoppages at Vasai Road and Lonavala. The train was inaugurated on March 11, 2012 and is second most recent Duronto train by the Indian Railways. It is an overnight train and does not have a pantry car as it does not serve food on board and needless to say there are 21 options available to travel to and from Pune and Ahmedabad.
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 Lonavala to Ahmedabad - Tiruchchirappalli Shri Ganganagar Humsafar Express (22498).
Lonavala to Ahmedabad Tiruchchirappalli Shri Ganganagar Humsafar Express (22498) departs from Lonavala station (LNL) at and arrives Ahmedabad Jn station (ADI) at . Lonavala to Ahmedabad humsafar fare is Rs.1070 in Third AC for this train.
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