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 Mumbai to Nadiad Jn - Mumbai Central Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express (12009).
Mumbai to Nadiad Jn Mumbai Central Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express (12009) departs from Mumbai Central station (MMCT) at and arrives Nadiad Jn station (ND) at . Mumbai to Nadiad Jn shatabdi fare is Rs.1255 in Chair Car, Rs.2085 in Executive Anubhuti and Rs.1810 in Executive Class for this train which includes meal charges also. While there are numerous options to travel between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, this Mumbai-Ahmedabad Shatabdi train 12009/10 stands third in terms of the total duration of the journey. A high speed bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad is also underway and is expected to start next year. This would be one of the kind bullet project whose sections would be built under sea and is said to attain highest speed compared to any premium train in India.
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 Mumbai to Nadiad Jn - Mumbai Bandra (T.) Delhi Sarai Rohilla Garib Rath Express (12216).
Mumbai to Nadiad Jn Mumbai Bandra (T.) Delhi Sarai Rohilla Garib Rath Express (12216) departs from Mumbai Bandra Terminus station (BDTS) at and arrives Nadiad Jn station (ND) at . Mumbai to Nadiad Jn garib-rath fare is Rs.515 in Third AC for this train.
Double decker express, as the name suggests, are 2 storeyed trains that can accommodate more number of passengers compared to other express or mail trains. These trains ply between important cities which are just a few hundred kilometres apart. These are fully AC coaches and have only seating facilities with Chair Car (CC) class. There is a ladder to climb up the upper deck of coach. These trains do not offer catering facilities. Double-decker Trains are usually painted in vibrant yellow and red color while some other express trains also have double decker non ac coaches. 1 double-decker train runs from Mumbai to Nadiad Jn - Mumbai Central Ahmedabad AC Double Decker Express (12931).
Mumbai to Nadiad Jn Mumbai Central Ahmedabad AC Double Decker Express (12931) departs from Mumbai Central station (MMCT) at and arrives Nadiad Jn station (ND) at . Mumbai to Nadiad Jn double-decker fare is Rs.620 in Chair Car 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 Mumbai to Nadiad Jn - Tiruchchirappalli Shri Ganganagar HumSafar Express (22498).
Mumbai to Nadiad Jn Tiruchchirappalli Shri Ganganagar HumSafar Express (22498) departs from Vasai Road station (BSR) at and arrives Nadiad Jn station (ND) at . Mumbai to Nadiad Jn humsafar fare is Rs.1145 in Third AC for this train.
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