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. 3 rajdhani trains run from Surat to Kota - Mumbai Central New Delhi Rajdhani Express (12951), August Kranti Rajdhani Express (12953) and Madgaon Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express (22413).
Surat to Kota Mumbai Central New Delhi Rajdhani Express (12951) departs from Surat station (ST) at and arrives Kota Jn station (KOTA) at . Surat to Kota rajdhani fare is Rs.2905 in First AC, Rs.1305 in Third AC and Rs.1765 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. 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.
Surat to Kota August Kranti Rajdhani Express (12953) departs from Surat station (ST) at and arrives Kota Jn station (KOTA) at . Surat to Kota rajdhani fare is Rs.2905 in First AC, Rs.1305 in Third AC and Rs.1765 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. 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.
Surat to Kota Madgaon Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express (22413) departs from Surat station (ST) at and arrives Kota Jn station (KOTA) at . Surat to Kota rajdhani fare is Rs.2780 in First AC, Rs.1195 in Third AC and Rs.1655 in Second AC for this train which includes meal charges also. Madgaon Rajdhani is the newest Rajdhani train that started its operations just 2 years back on November 15, 2015. There was a strong need to connect capital city of India - Delhi to that of India's most favourite tourist destination Goa via direct Rajdhani train. Although Trivandrum Rajdhani (12431/32) also covers this route and takes almost same duration to reach Madgaon (27 hours and 40 mins), a direct connect to the state capital with Rajdhani was a long pending demand from the people of the state.
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 Surat to Kota - Mumbai Bandra Terminus Hazrat Nizamuddin Garib Rath Express (12909).
Surat to Kota Mumbai Bandra Terminus Hazrat Nizamuddin Garib Rath Express (12909) departs from Surat station (ST) at and arrives Kota Jn station (KOTA) at . Surat to Kota garib-rath fare is Rs.635 in Chair Car and Rs.745 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 Surat to Kota - Goa Sampark Kranti Express (12449).
Surat to Kota Goa Sampark Kranti Express (12449) departs from Surat station (ST) at and arrives Kota Jn station (KOTA) at . Surat to Kota sampark-kranti fare is Rs.2440 in First AC, Rs.1040 in Third AC, Rs.1460 in Second AC and Rs.395 in Sleeper for this train.
Suvidha as the name suggests is a series of express trains that was introduced a couple of years back in lieu to beat the peak season rush on other trains. These trains have sleeper, second seating and ac coaches. The advance reservation period for these trains are a maximum of 30 days only as against other trains that have 120 days of ARP. For suvidha trains passengers are issued either confirmed berth or RAC and there is no waitlist concept in Suvidha trains. So for passengers who are looking for a sure shot seat can opt for Suvidha train if this train is available for your route. But hang on, before you proceed further to book a ticket in this trains, let us tell you that it will burn a hole in your pocket because Suvidha trains too have dynamic fare (flexi fare) system just like rajdhani and Shatabdi trains. So you might end up paying more for a SL class than Second AC of any other train on same route. Also, senior citizens and children are not given any privilege of concession in these trains. And once you drop the plan to travel, do it carefully as there is no cancellation permitted for these trains of course with some exceptions. 4 suvidha trains run from Surat to Kota - Pune Hazrat Nizamuddin AC SF Suvidha Special (82109), Mumbai Central New Delhi AC SF Suvidha Special (82905), Bandra Terminus Gorakhpur Suvidha Special (82925) and Bandra Terminus Ghazipur City Suvidha Special (82935).
Surat to Kota Pune Hazrat Nizamuddin AC SF Suvidha Special (82109) departs from Surat station (ST) at and arrives Kota Jn station (KOTA) at .
Surat to Kota Mumbai Central New Delhi AC SF Suvidha Special (82905) departs from Surat station (ST) at and arrives Kota Jn station (KOTA) at .
Surat to Kota Bandra Terminus Gorakhpur Suvidha Special (82925) departs from Surat station (ST) at and arrives Kota Jn station (KOTA) at .
Surat to Kota Bandra Terminus Ghazipur City Suvidha Special (82935) departs from Surat station (ST) at and arrives Kota Jn station (KOTA) at .
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