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 Delhi to Asansol - New Delhi Howrah Rajdhani Express (Via Gaya) (12302) and New Delhi Sealdah Rajdhani Express (12314).
Delhi to Asansol New Delhi Howrah Rajdhani Express (Via Gaya) (12302) departs from New Delhi station (NDLS) at and arrives Asansol Jn station (ASN) at . Delhi to Asansol rajdhani fare is Rs.4380 in First AC, Rs.2735 in Third AC and Rs.3815 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. In New Delhi Howrah Rajdhani Express (Via Gaya) (12302), seat availability status is PQWL6/WL6 in First AC (1A) with 82% chance of confirmation, seat availability status is PQWL2/WL1 in Second AC (2A) with 89% chance of confirmation and seat availability status is PQWL13/WL9 in Third AC (3A) with 85% chance of confirmation for tomorrow. Kolkata Rajdhani is the first Rajdhani express to be introduced in India. It started its operation on March 3, 1969. In its initial stage the train had just 10 coaches in total and used to run non stop between New Delhi and Howrah with technical stoppages at Kanpur, Mughalsarai and Gomoh. Do you know, there used to be lounge cars and chair cars in Rajdhani trains initially. Howrah Rajdhani had only 2 classes that time-AC First Class and AC Chair Car the fares of which were Rs 280 and Rs 90 respectively. Howrah Rajdhani is the only wi-fi enabled Rajdhani train till date. Over the years, the train has seen tremendous changes in its number of coaches (now 18), type of cars (Chair cars are totally replaced by First AC, AC II tier and AC III tier) and is replaced by most modern facilities inside the train now.
Delhi to Asansol New Delhi Sealdah Rajdhani Express (12314) departs from New Delhi station (NDLS) at and arrives Asansol Jn station (ASN) at . Delhi to Asansol rajdhani fare is Rs.4380 in First AC, Rs.2735 in Third AC and Rs.3815 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. In New Delhi Sealdah Rajdhani Express (12314), seat availability status is NOT AVAILABLE in First AC (1A) with 0% chance of confirmation, seat availability status is RSWL1/WL1 in Second AC (2A) with 81% chance of confirmation and seat availability status is RSWL8/WL5 in Third AC (3A) with 80% chance of confirmation for tomorrow. Sealdah Rajdhani is second Rajdhani that connects Delhi with Kolkata. It started functioning from July 01, 2000 that was way later than Howrah Rajdhani. There have been numerous complaints for the food quality being served on this Rajdhani train in the past. Sealdah Rajdhani runs all seven days a week as opposed to Howrah Rajdhani that runs 6 days a week skipping Sunday. Kolkata and Mumbai are the only cities with 2 daily running Rajdhani trains.
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 Asansol - New Delhi Howrah Duronto Express (12274).
Delhi to Asansol New Delhi Howrah Duronto Express (12274) departs from New Delhi station (NDLS) at and arrives Asansol Jn station (ASN) at . Delhi to Asansol duronto fare is Rs.4720 in First AC, Rs.2970 in Third AC, Rs.4105 in Second AC and Rs.1160 in Sleeper for this train which includes meal charges also. In New Delhi Howrah Duronto Express (12274), seat availability status is PQWL6/WL2 in Second AC (2A) with 89% chance of confirmation, seat availability status is PQWL14/WL6 in Third AC (3A) with 86% chance of confirmation and seat availability status is PQWL60/WL27 in Sleeper (SL) with 87% chance of confirmation for tomorrow. There are 2 Duronto trains between Kolkata and New Delhi. One connects Howrah Station of Kolkata to New Delhi station of Delhi while the other Duronto 12259/60 connects Sealdah station of Kolkata to New Delhi. Howrah Duronto is slow in speed compared to the Sealdah duronto. It is also a mixed duronto which means it has sleeper class as well as opposed to Sealdah Duronto which only has air conditioned classes. There are other faster trains of the likes of Rajdhani and Express trains too connecting New Delhi and Kolkata hence this is not the best fit but is definitely the best economical option.
Sampark Kranti is a series of express trains in India that connects different states of India to the national capital - New Delhi. Sampark in Hindi means connectivity while Kranti is also a word in Hindi language meaning revolution. Thus these trains have revolutionized the state connectivity with center. These trains have a combination of all the classes - AC, Sleeper and Unreserved coaches. Sampark Kranti trains are for long distance journeys. These trains are named after states and Sampark Kranti train for a particular state has most of the stoppages in that state only. 1 sampark-kranti train runs from Delhi to Asansol - West Bengal Sampark Kranti Express (12330).
Delhi to Asansol West Bengal Sampark Kranti Express (12330) departs from Anand Vihar Trm station (ANVT) at and arrives Asansol Jn station (ASN) at . Delhi to Asansol sampark-kranti fare is Rs.3680 in First AC, Rs.1525 in Third AC, Rs.2175 in Second AC and Rs.580 in Sleeper for this train.
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