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 Ernakulum - Hazrat Nizamuddin Thiruvananthapuram Central Rajdhani Express (12432).
Delhi to Ernakulum Hazrat Nizamuddin Thiruvananthapuram Central Rajdhani Express (12432) departs from Delhi H Nizamuddin station (NZM) at and arrives Ernakulam Jn station (ERS) at . Delhi to Ernakulum rajdhani fare is Rs.7200 in First AC, Rs.4480 in Third AC and Rs.6280 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. Trivandrum Rajdhani is the longest running Rajdhani train. Trivandrum Rajdhani runs three times a week. This is the only Rajdhani whose time table seeks a change every year during monsoon season since it crosses Konkan region. It is allotted more time during monsoon as trains run slower during this time and the timings are reverted in October end when monsoon ends.
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 Ernakulum - Hazrat Nizamuddin Ernakulam Duronto Express (12284).
Delhi to Ernakulum Hazrat Nizamuddin Ernakulam Duronto Express (12284) departs from Delhi H Nizamuddin station (NZM) at and arrives Ernakulam Jn station (ERS) at . Delhi to Ernakulum duronto fare is Rs.7260 in First AC, Rs.4490 in Third AC, Rs.6290 in Second AC and Rs.1835 in Sleeper for this train which includes meal charges also. Ernakulam Duronto 12283/84 is the second fastest train after Rajdhani Express between Ernakulam Junction of Kerala and Hazrat Nizamuddin of Delhi. This is the longest running Duronto train in India. This train crosses some of the important cities of India namely Mangalore, Goa, Ratnagiri, Panvel, Vadodara, Ratlam and Kota. As with any other Duronto, this Duronto also have not had any stops initially and used to run non stop for such long distance.
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 Ernakulum - Kerala Sampark Kranti Express (12218).
Delhi to Ernakulum Kerala Sampark Kranti Express (12218) departs from New Delhi station (NDLS) at and arrives Ernakulam Jn station (ERS) at . Delhi to Ernakulum sampark-kranti fare is Rs.5815 in First AC, Rs.545 in None, Rs.2335 in Third AC, Rs.3400 in Second AC and Rs.905 in Sleeper for this train.
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