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 Sirhind Jn to Ludhiana - New Delhi Amritsar Shatabdi Express (12013).
Sirhind Jn to Ludhiana New Delhi Amritsar Shatabdi Express (12013) departs from Sirhind Jn station (SIR) at and arrives Ludhiana Jn station (LDH) at . Sirhind Jn to Ludhiana shatabdi fare is Rs.430 in Chair Car, Rs.875 in Executive Anubhuti and Rs.775 in Executive Class for this train which includes meal charges also. Amritsar Shatabdi is the fastest train between New Delhi and Amritsar. Although, there are 3 Shatabdi trains dedicated to this route, Amritsar Shatabdi number 12013/14 takes the least time of 6 hours to reach its destination. Also this Shatabdi runs all days of week while the other two Shatabdi train doesn't run all days of week and are weekly trains.
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 Sirhind Jn to Ludhiana - Haridwar Amritsar Jan Shatabdi Express (12053).
Sirhind Jn to Ludhiana Haridwar Amritsar Jan Shatabdi Express (12053) departs from Sirhind Jn station (SIR) at and arrives Ludhiana Jn station (LDH) at . Sirhind Jn to Ludhiana jan-shatabdi fare is Rs.300 in Chair Car and Rs.80 in Second Seater for this train.
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