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 Delhi to Adra Jn - New Delhi Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express (via Adra) (22812).
Delhi to Adra Jn New Delhi Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express (via Adra) (22812) departs from New Delhi station (NDLS) at and arrives Adra Jn station (ADRA) at . Delhi to Adra Jn rajdhani fare is Rs.4340 in First AC, Rs.2665 in Third AC and Rs.3745 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. Bhubaneshwar Rajdhani again runs in pair of two throughout the week. That means it runs as train number 22823/24 on 4 days of the week and as train number 22811/12 on remaining days of the week. Running as train number 22811/12 it takes 22 hours and 45 minutes to reach destination while running as train number 22823/24 it takes 24 hours and 20 minutes to reach destination. Rajdhani 22823/24 runs via Tatanagar and steel city Bokaro while its counter Rajdhani runs via Adra, Bankura and does not cover steel city.
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 Delhi to Adra Jn - New Delhi Bhubaneswar Duronto Express (12282).
Delhi to Adra Jn New Delhi Bhubaneswar Duronto Express (12282) departs from New Delhi station (NDLS) at and arrives Adra Jn station (ADRA) at . Delhi to Adra Jn duronto fare is Rs.4440 in First AC, Rs.2735 in Third AC, Rs.3815 in Second AC and Rs.1090 in Sleeper for this train which includes meal charges also. Bhubaneshwar Duronto is the fastest train from Delhi to Bhubaneshwar. There are other Rajdhani trains and superfast express trains too connecting Bhubaneswar and New Delhi. Bhubaneshwar which is known for temples and museums seeks large number of visitors every year. Bhubaneshwar and Puri are two of the main cities of Odisha. This Duronto is also popular and preferred one among the devotees who seeks to visit the holy place - Jagannath Puri.
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