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 Ratnagiri to Ernakulum - Hazrat Nizamuddin Thiruvananthapuram Central Rajdhani Express (12432).
Ratnagiri to Ernakulum Hazrat Nizamuddin Thiruvananthapuram Central Rajdhani Express (12432) departs from Ratnagiri station (RN) at and arrives Ernakulam Jn station (ERS) at . Ratnagiri to Ernakulum rajdhani fare is Rs.3840 in First AC, Rs.2425 in Third AC and Rs.3345 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. 2 duronto trains run from Ratnagiri to Ernakulum - Mumbai LTT Ernakulam AC Duronto Express (12223) and Hazrat Nizamuddin Ernakulam Duronto Express (12284).
Ratnagiri to Ernakulum Mumbai LTT Ernakulam AC Duronto Express (12223) departs from Ratnagiri station (RN) at and arrives Ernakulam Jn station (ERS) at . Ratnagiri to Ernakulum duronto fare is Rs.3880 in First AC, Rs.2415 in Third AC and Rs.3335 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. Lokmanya Tilak Ernakulam Duronto is a bi-weekly train that is the fastest train on this route. It covers some of the prominent cities like Ratnagiri, Goa, Mangalore and Kozhikode Junction. This train covers some of the most beautiful scenic beauties at it passes through Konkan region.
Ratnagiri to Ernakulum Hazrat Nizamuddin Ernakulam Duronto Express (12284) departs from Ratnagiri station (RN) at and arrives Ernakulam Jn station (ERS) at . Ratnagiri to Ernakulum duronto fare is Rs.3800 in First AC, Rs.2370 in Third AC, Rs.3290 in Second AC and Rs.915 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 Ratnagiri to Ernakulum - Mumbai LTT Kochuveli Garib Rath Express (12201).
Ratnagiri to Ernakulum Mumbai LTT Kochuveli Garib Rath Express (12201) departs from Ratnagiri station (RN) at and arrives Ernakulam Town station (ERN) at . Ratnagiri to Ernakulum garib-rath fare is Rs.740 in Chair Car and Rs.855 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 Ratnagiri to Ernakulum - Kerala Sampark Kranti Express (12218).
Ratnagiri to Ernakulum Kerala Sampark Kranti Express (12218) departs from Ratnagiri station (RN) at and arrives Ernakulam Jn station (ERS) at . Ratnagiri to Ernakulum sampark-kranti fare is Rs.3120 in First AC, Rs.265 in None, Rs.1280 in Third AC, Rs.1835 in Second AC and Rs.485 in Sleeper for this train.
Humsafar trains are long distance superfast trains that traverses overnight journeys. This is a new concept by the Indian Railways. Some Humsafar trains also run for more than 24 hours. Keeping in mind the middle class travellers, Humsafar was launched last year by the Former Railway Minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu. It has only Third AC class coach and have optional meal service. This train follows dynamic pricing meaning fare increases as the seat availability decreases. However, these trains hold lesser priority than Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains. Humsafar trains are equipped with modern day amenities and enhanced safety features. There are CCTV cameras fitted in every coach of Humsafar trains and there are charging points for each berth. One can also see current running speed of train on the LEDs fitted above doors. These trains are characterized by beautiful graffiti paint with vibrant sky blue color on outer surface of coaches. 1 humsafar train runs from Ratnagiri to Ernakulum - Gandhidham Tirunelveli Humsafar Express (19424).
Ratnagiri to Ernakulum Gandhidham Tirunelveli Humsafar Express (19424) departs from Ratnagiri station (RN) at and arrives Ernakulam Jn station (ERS) at . Ratnagiri to Ernakulum humsafar fare is Rs.2095 in Third AC for this train.
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