Indian Railways have started special trains to enable passengers to go from one city to another for COVID duration. These trains are rajdhani like trains and will be having only air conditioned classes. Only confirmed seats will be allotted in these trains. No waiting list or RAC tickets will be issued. No concessional fare allowed. Also Tatkal and Premium Tatkal quota booking wont be permitted in these trains. The passengers travelling on the train will be screened for coronavirus and those found asymptomatic will be allowed to travel.Railway board has also added that it will be mandatory for all the passengers to keep his or her mouth covered by a face cover. 1 covid train runs from Mahesana Jn to Delhi - Bandra Terminus Chandigarh SF Special (04539).
Mahesana Jn to Delhi Bandra Terminus Chandigarh SF Special (04539) departs from Mahesana Jn station (MSH) at and arrives Delhi Cantt station (DEC) at .
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 Mahesana Jn to Delhi - Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani Special (02957) and Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani Express (12957).
Mahesana Jn to Delhi Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani Special (02957) departs from Mahesana Jn station (MSH) at and arrives New Delhi station (NDLS) at . This train has 8 stoppages. Mahesana Jn to Delhi rajdhani fare is Rs.3335 in First AC, Rs.1410 in Third AC and Rs.1980 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. In Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani Special (02957), seat availability status is REGRET in First AC (1A) with 0% chance of confirmation, seat availability status is REGRET in Second AC (2A) with 0% chance of confirmation and seat availability status is REGRET in Third AC (3A) with 0% chance of confirmation for tomorrow.
Mahesana Jn to Delhi Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani Express (12957) departs from Mahesana Jn station (MSH) at and arrives New Delhi station (NDLS) at . This train has 8 stoppages. Mahesana Jn to Delhi rajdhani fare is Rs.3490 in First AC, Rs.1540 in Third AC and Rs.2110 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. Swarna jayanti Rajdhani is the second shortest rajdhani train after Jammu Tawi Rajdhani, having 8 stops between New Delhi and Ahmedabad, largest city and former capital of Gujarat. It was the last Rajdhani train of the 20th century having introduced in the year 1997. Since it was launched in 50th Year of India's Independence, it was named Swarn Jayanti meaning Golden Jubilee.
The concept of Garib Rath started with the vision to provide air conditioned berths at a comparatively low price for the people who could not afford to travel in AC coaches. Garib-rath phrase translates to poor man's chariot in English. The fare in this train is almost two-thirds of regular third ac fare. Usually Garib Rath have Third AC (3A) class only excepting some 1-2 trains which also have Chair Car (CC) class. The compartments of these train coaches have 9 berths making an extra space for side middle berth which is not there in any other train in India. In case passengers want to have bedrolls they need to pay separately for it. Some garib-raths run as fast as rajdhani, but they have lesser priority for track clearance compared to them. These trains are painted green with a yellow colored strip along the window panes. 1 garib-rath train runs from Mahesana Jn to Delhi - Mumbai Bandra (T.) Delhi Sarai Rohilla Garib Rath Express (12216).
Mahesana Jn to Delhi Mumbai Bandra (T.) Delhi Sarai Rohilla Garib Rath Express (12216) departs from Mahesana Jn station (MSH) at and arrives Delhi Sarai Rohilla station (DEE) at . Mahesana Jn to Delhi garib-rath fare is Rs.845 in Third AC for this train.