Shatabdi express is a premium category full air-conditioned train that connects important cities of India. These are the fastest trains in India which can run at over 150 kmph. These trains runs for short distances only and are not for overnight journeys. Shatabdi trains have only seating arrangements. They are equipped with safer LHB coaches. The first Shatabdi Express train was introduced in 1988 to commemorate the birth centenary of Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. These train offers catering facilities and the food fare is included in ticket cost. Shatabdi trains have classes Chair Car (CC) and Executive Class(EC). These are best alternative to bus journeys. 1 shatabdi train runs from Panipat Jn to Chandigarh - New Delhi Kalka Shatabdi Express (12011).
Panipat Jn to Chandigarh New Delhi Kalka Shatabdi Express (12011) departs from Panipat Jn station (PNP) at and arrives Chandigarh station (CDG) at . Panipat Jn to Chandigarh shatabdi fare is Rs.605 in Chair Car and Rs.890 in Executive Class for this train which includes meal charges also. There are 2 Shatabdi trains running between New Delhi and Kalka. This Kalka Shatabdi (12011/12) runs via Panipat and runs in the morning hours (07:40 AM) which is the only difference between the two Kalka Shatabdi trains running on the same route. Kalka Shatabdi (12011/12) is an ISO certified train.
Jan Shatabdi express as the name indicates is the shatabdi express for Jan (common mass). Basically these trains are an affordable version of Shatabdi trains in India. Therefore Jan Shatabdi trains have either seating arrangements as air-conditioned Chair Car (CC) or non air-conditioned Second Seating (2S) coaches. These are very pocket friendly compared to other trains on same route. These trains are for short distances and does not run overnight just like Shatabdi trains. It does not have onboard catering services which is there in Shatabdi trains. In general these trains are painted in white and blue combination with window panes painted either white or blue. 1 jan-shatabdi train runs from Panipat Jn to Chandigarh - New Delhi Una Himachal Jan Shatabdi Express (12057).
Panipat Jn to Chandigarh New Delhi Una Himachal Jan Shatabdi Express (12057) departs from Panipat Jn station (PNP) at and arrives Chandigarh station (CDG) at . Panipat Jn to Chandigarh jan-shatabdi fare is Rs.355 in Chair Car and Rs.110 in Second Seater for this train.
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 Panipat Jn to Chandigarh - Ajmer Chandigarh Garib Rath Express (12983).
Panipat Jn to Chandigarh Ajmer Chandigarh Garib Rath Express (12983) departs from Panipat Jn station (PNP) at and arrives Chandigarh station (CDG) at . Panipat Jn to Chandigarh garib-rath fare is Rs.345 in Third AC for this train.
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. 2 sampark-kranti trains run from Panipat Jn to Chandigarh - Goa Sampark Kranti Express (12449) and Yesvantpur Chandigarh Karnataka Sampark Kranti Express (22685).
Panipat Jn to Chandigarh Goa Sampark Kranti Express (12449) departs from Panipat Jn station (PNP) at and arrives Chandigarh station (CDG) at . Panipat Jn to Chandigarh sampark-kranti fare is Rs.1245 in First AC, Rs.80 in None, Rs.540 in Third AC, Rs.745 in Second AC and Rs.170 in Sleeper for this train.
Panipat Jn to Chandigarh Yesvantpur Chandigarh Karnataka Sampark Kranti Express (22685) departs from Panipat Jn station (PNP) at and arrives Chandigarh station (CDG) at . Panipat Jn to Chandigarh sampark-kranti fare is Rs.1245 in First AC, Rs.80 in None, Rs.540 in Third AC, Rs.745 in Second AC and Rs.170 in Sleeper for this train.
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