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. 1 duronto train runs from Vijayawada to Kolkata - Yesvantpur Howrah Duronto Express (12246).
Vijayawada to Kolkata Yesvantpur Howrah Duronto Express (12246) departs from Vijayawada Jn station (BZA) at and arrives Howrah Jn station (HWH) at . Vijayawada to Kolkata duronto fare is Rs.4345 in First AC, Rs.2655 in Third AC, Rs.3740 in Second AC and Rs.1020 in Sleeper for this train which includes meal charges also. In Yesvantpur Howrah Duronto Express (12246), seat availability status is AVAILABLE 2 in First AC (1A), seat availability status is RLWL1/WL1 in Second AC (2A) with 90% chance of confirmation, seat availability status is RLWL6/WL6 in Third AC (3A) with 83% chance of confirmation and seat availability status is RLWL35/WL29 in Sleeper (SL) with 59% chance of confirmation for tomorrow. Howrah Yesvantpur Duronto (12245/12246) is the fastest train connecting Kolkata to Bengaluru. Although, there is another train 22863 (Hwh Ypr AC Exp) that runs along the same track and same timings and takes same duration to reach destination. The only difference being, Duronto runs 5 days a week while train 22863 is a weekly train running every Monday and has more number of stoppages.
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. 1 suvidha train runs from Vijayawada to Kolkata - Puducherry Santragachi Suvidha Special (82616).
Vijayawada to Kolkata Puducherry Santragachi Suvidha Special (82616) departs from Vijayawada Jn station (BZA) at and arrives Santragachi Jn station (SRC) at .
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. 3 humsafar trains run from Vijayawada to Kolkata - Vijayawada Howrah Humsafar Express (20890), Yesvantpur Howrah HumSafar Express (22888) and Bengaluru Cantt. Agartala Humsafar Express (12503).
Vijayawada to Kolkata Vijayawada Howrah Humsafar Express (20890) departs from Vijayawada Jn station (BZA) at and arrives Howrah Jn station (HWH) at . Vijayawada to Kolkata humsafar fare is Rs.2425 in Third AC for this train.
Vijayawada to Kolkata Yesvantpur Howrah HumSafar Express (22888) departs from Vijayawada Jn station (BZA) at and arrives Howrah Jn station (HWH) at . Vijayawada to Kolkata humsafar fare is Rs.2470 in Third AC for this train.
Vijayawada to Kolkata Bengaluru Cantt. Agartala Humsafar Express (12503) departs from Vijayawada Jn station (BZA) at and arrives Howrah Jn station (HWH) at . Vijayawada to Kolkata humsafar fare is Rs.2470 in Third AC for this train.
- RAC is considered as confirmed for evaluating confirmation chances.
Colors under confirmation chances mean following:
- Red - Not likely to confirm.
- yellow - Difficult to say if this will confirm or not.
- Green - Very likely to confirm.
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