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 Ratlam Jn to Delhi - Mumbai Central New Delhi Rajdhani Express (12951) and August Kranti Rajdhani Express (12953).
Ratlam Jn to Delhi Mumbai Central New Delhi Rajdhani Express (12951) departs from Ratlam Jn station (RTM) at and arrives New Delhi station (NDLS) at . Ratlam Jn to Delhi rajdhani fare is Rs.3075 in First AC, Rs.1905 in Third AC and Rs.2660 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. In Mumbai Central New Delhi Rajdhani Express (12951), seat availability status is AVAILABLE 2 in Second AC (2A) and seat availability status is AVAILABLE 2 in Third AC (3A) for tomorrow. Mumbai Rajdhani is the fastest running Rajdhani train in India, which started its operations on May 17, 1972. Maintaining an average speed of approx 90 kmph, this train has a maximum permissible speed of 160 kmph. Mumbai Rajdhani was the first Rajdhani train to get LHB coach that comes with more safety features and helps in attaining high speed. It was so popular in its initial days that its chart used to be prepared just 15 mins before the departure time. Electric engines (WAP 4 and WAP 7) are allotted for these high speed trains now as opposed to diesel engines earlier.
Ratlam Jn to Delhi August Kranti Rajdhani Express (12953) departs from Ratlam Jn station (RTM) at and arrives Delhi H Nizamuddin station (NZM) at . Ratlam Jn to Delhi rajdhani fare is Rs.3050 in First AC, Rs.1880 in Third AC and Rs.2630 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. In August Kranti Rajdhani Express (12953), seat availability status is AVAILABLE 3 in Third AC (3A) for tomorrow. August Kranti is second Rajdhani that connects Delhi with Mumbai. This train made its maiden run way later than Mumbai Rajdhani on Jan 01, 1992. This Rajdhani is named after the August Kranti maidan of Mumbai from where Quit India Movement started in the year 1942. It has three stoppages in Mumbai (Borivali, Andheri and Mumbai Central) whereas Mumbai Rajdhani has 2 stoppages in Mumbai (Borivali and Mumbai Central) and takes approx 1 hour more than other Rajdhani to reach destination.
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. 3 duronto trains run from Ratlam Jn to Delhi - Mumbai Central New Delhi AC Duronto Express (22209), Pune Hazrat Nizamuddin AC Duronto Express (12263) and Ernakulam Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto Express (12283).
Ratlam Jn to Delhi Mumbai Central New Delhi AC Duronto Express (22209) departs from Ratlam Jn station (RTM) at and arrives New Delhi station (NDLS) at . Ratlam Jn to Delhi duronto fare is Rs.3270 in First AC, Rs.2060 in Third AC and Rs.2815 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. Delhi Mumbai Duronto (22209/10) runs from Delhi to Mumbai - one of the most premier rail route in India. Needless to say there are around 30-35 options to travel to these city including 3 Rajdhanis, but a Duronto makes a special place for the journey. There are 2 other Duronto trains too along with other numerous Mail and Express trains to travel between these two cities. This Duronto has 3 stoppages at Vadodara Jn, Ratlam Jn and Kota Jn.
Ratlam Jn to Delhi Pune Hazrat Nizamuddin AC Duronto Express (12263) departs from Ratlam Jn station (RTM) at and arrives Delhi H Nizamuddin station (NZM) at . Ratlam Jn to Delhi duronto fare is Rs.2960 in First AC, Rs.1800 in Third AC and Rs.2560 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. Hazrat Nizamuddin Pune Duronto (12263/64) is the fastest train connecting Delhi and Pune Junction. It made its inaugural run on Sept 28, 2009. Nizamuddin Pune duronto has beautiful scenic view alongside its route.
Ratlam Jn to Delhi Ernakulam Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto Express (12283) departs from Ratlam Jn station (RTM) at and arrives Delhi H Nizamuddin station (NZM) at . Ratlam Jn to Delhi duronto fare is Rs.3155 in First AC, Rs.1965 in Third AC, Rs.2715 in Second AC and Rs.750 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.
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 Ratlam Jn to Delhi - Mumbai Bandra Terminus Hazrat Nizamuddin Garib Rath Express (12909).
Ratlam Jn to Delhi Mumbai Bandra Terminus Hazrat Nizamuddin Garib Rath Express (12909) departs from Ratlam Jn station (RTM) at and arrives Delhi H Nizamuddin station (NZM) at . Ratlam Jn to Delhi garib-rath fare is Rs.630 in Chair Car and Rs.730 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. 1 sampark-kranti train runs from Ratlam Jn to Delhi - Gujarat Sampark Kranti Express (12917).
Ratlam Jn to Delhi Gujarat Sampark Kranti Express (12917) departs from Ratlam Jn station (RTM) at and arrives Delhi H Nizamuddin station (NZM) at . Ratlam Jn to Delhi sampark-kranti fare is Rs.1080 in Third AC, Rs.1530 in Second AC and Rs.410 in Sleeper for this train.
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