Duronto Express-The New High Speed Rail Service

Introduced for the second time in the history of India, the Duronto Express train is the non-stop Rail Service with The Sampark Kranti being the first. The Duronto Express trains are projected to be the fastest trains in India which run from source to the destination non-stop with only some major technical and crew halts in the journey.

These trains were introduced by Mamta Banerjee in the Rail Budget 2009-10 and connect the metros and state capitals of India.As per the announcement made on 3rd July, 2009, 12 weekly, bi-weekly and tri-weekly Duronto services were to ply, in the recent rail budget of 24th February, 2010, ten more Duronto were announced which are estimated to start plying in a year.

Improved passenger services in Duronto trains

The facilities available in Duronto trains are better than any other train service of Indian Railways. There are five different classes of accommodation- First AC, Two-tier AC, Three-tier AC, Economy Three-tier AC and Non-AC Sleeper Class (available in Mumbai-Nagpur and Howrah-Yeshwantapur Duronto).

The Duronto coaches are painted with splashes of colors and are 24 meters long as compared to the regular coach length of 22.3 meters.

The new Duronto express coaches are made of stainless steel coaches having several superior features, including control discharge toilet system, improved and superior thermal and sound insulation and centre buffer coupler to run longer trains. These coaches are fitted with air springs in lieu of coil springs, which provide better riding quality even at higher speeds.

The passenger services include a pantry car providing meals the costs of which are included in the tickets. The pantry car has also been redesigned

Reduces fares in Duronto Express

The fares of the Duronto trains are less than other Expresses running on the same routes. The AC three-tier economy class coaches include Side Middle Berths (SM) increasing the capacity of passengers to 81 per coach reducing the waiting lists on busy routes.

Doctors on Board

Apart from this Doctors on board long distance trains are all set to be on Duronto Expresses and provide medical services free of cost, provisions to move a patient to patient-care sick bay on the trains have also been introduced. The safety of the passengers has further been ensured by providing auto-closing, sliding as well as end wall vestibule doors in these trains.

Timings to suite service class passengers

The timings of all the trains have been set keeping in mind the Service Class people who can opt for these trains to take Weekend leaves reaching in time for their offices on Mondays.

Drawbacks / passenger displeasures

Despite all the facilities provided there a few extra rules which have displeased the passengers specially the business Communities-there are no Tatkal quotas available in Duronto Trains, there are no discounts on tickets under any schemes-like for students, patients, physically challenged etc, the only concessions available are for Senior citizens. The main reason for this decision made by the Railway Authorities are that the facilities provided in Duronto trains such as food, bedrolls etc are comparable to the Rajdhani Trains and since the fares are already low, no more concessions can be provided.
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The Duronto trains have gained much popularity and are making more money than expected in a short span of time; the only need now is to introduce more trains on a daily basis.

As of April 2010 there are fourteen Duronto train services available.

Duronto express complete trains list with departure and arrival timings

Train No.

Train Name

Source

Dep. Time

Destination

Arr. Time

12213

Duronto Express

Yesvantpur Jn

11:40 PM

Delhi S Rohilla

6:50 AM

12214

Ypr Duronto Exp

Delhi S Rohilla

11:00 PM

Yesvantpur Jn

7:30 AM

12219

Sc Duronto Exp

Lokmanyatilak T

11:05 PM

Secunderabad Jn

11:05 AM

12220

Duronto Ac Exp

Secunderabad Jn

11:05 PM

Lokmanyatilak T

11:05 AM

12221

Howrah Duronto

Pune Jn

3:15 PM

Howrah Jn

7:40 PM

12222

Hwh Pune Duronto

Howrah Jn

8:20 AM

Pune Jn

11:35 AM

12223

Ltt Ers Duronto

Lokmanyatilak T

8:50 PM

Eranakulam Jn

8:15 PM

12224

Ers Ltt Duronto

Eranakulam Jn

11:30 PM

Lokmanyatilak T

12:20 AM

12227

Indore Duronto

Mumbai Central

11:15 PM

Indore Jn Bg

11:15 AM

12228

Mumbai Duronto

Indore Jn Bg

11:00 PM

Mumbai Central

11:50 AM

12239

Jaipur Duronto

Mumbai Central

11:15 PM

Jaipur

1:55 PM

12240

Jp Bct Duronto

Jaipur

7:15 PM

Mumbai Central

12:05 PM

12241

Cdg Asr Duronto

Chandigarh

7:00 PM

Amritsar Jn

11:15 PM

12242

Asr Cdg Duronto

Amritsar Jn

5:25 AM

Chandigarh

9:30 AM

12243

Duronto Exp

Chennai Central

6:50 AM

Coimbatore Jn

1:30 PM

12244

Duronto Exp

Coimbatore Jn

3:05 PM

Chennai Central

9:50 PM

12245

Hwh Ypr Duronto

Howrah Jn

11:00 AM

Yesvantpur Jn

4:00 PM

12246

Duronto Express

Yesvantpur Jn

11:15 AM

Howrah Jn

4:00 PM

12259

Sdah Duronto Ex

Sealdah

6:40 PM

New Delhi

11:00 AM

12260

Sdah Duronto Exp

New Delhi

8:05 PM

Sealdah

12:25 PM

12261

Howrah Duronto

Mumbai Cst

5:15 PM

Howrah Jn

7:40 PM

12262

Hwh Cstm Duronto

Howrah Jn

8:20 AM

Mumbai Cst

10:30 AM

12263

Nzm Duronto Exp

Pune Jn

11:10 AM

H Nizamuddin

7:15 AM

12264

Pune Duronto Exp

H Nizamuddin

11:00 AM

Pune Jn

7:00 AM

12265

Dee Jat Duronto

Delhi S Rohilla

10:15 PM

Jammu Tawi

7:10 AM

12266

Duronto Express

Jammu Tawi

10:15 PM

Delhi S Rohilla

4:00 AM

12267

Adi Duranto Exp

Mumbai Central

11:25 PM

Ahmedabad Jn

6:00 AM

12268

Bct Duranto Exp

Ahmedabad Jn

11:45 PM

Mumbai Central

6:15 AM

12269

Duronto Express

Chennai Central

6:40 AM

H Nizamuddin

10:35 AM

12270

Mas Duronto Exp

H Nizamuddin

3:50 PM

Chennai Central

8:10 PM

12271

Ndls Duronto Exp

Lucknow Nr

11:30 PM

New Delhi

7:30 AM

12272

Lko Duronto Exp

New Delhi

11:30 PM

Lucknow Nr

7:10 AM

12273

Hwh Ndls Duronto

Howrah Jn

1:00 PM

New Delhi

6:05 AM

12274

Hwh Duronto Exp

New Delhi

1:00 PM

Howrah Jn

6:00 AM

12275

Ndls Duronto Exp

Allahabad Jn

10:40 PM

New Delhi

6:05 AM

12276

Ald Duronto Exp

New Delhi

11:00 PM

Allahabad Jn

6:20 AM

12277

Hwh Puri Duronto

Howrah Jn

2:25 PM

Puri

9:40 PM

12278

Puri Hwh Duronto

Puri

6:30 AM

Howrah Jn

1:45 PM

12281

Bbs Duronto Exp

Bhubaneswar

8:10 AM

New Delhi

6:05 AM

12282

Bbs Duronto Exp

New Delhi

1:00 PM

Bhubaneswar

11:05 AM

12283

Ers Nzm Duronto

Eranakulam Jn

11:30 PM

H Nizamuddin

7:30 PM

12284

Nzm Ers Duronto

H Nizamuddin

9:35 PM

Eranakulam Jn

6:30 PM

12285

Nzm Duronto Ex

Secunderabad Jn

1:30 PM

H Nizamuddin

10:35 AM

12286

Nzm Sc Duronto

H Nizamuddin

3:50 PM

Secunderabad Jn

2:00 PM

12289

Nagpur Duronto

Mumbai Cst

8:15 PM

Nagpur

7:15 AM

12290

Ngp Cstm Duronto

Nagpur

8:50 PM

Mumbai Cst

7:50 AM

12293

Ald Duronto Exp

Lokmanyatilak T

5:25 PM

Allahabad Jn

12:25 AM

12294

Ald Ltt Duronto

AllahabadJn

7:30 PM

LokmanyatilakT

2:50 AM

12297

Pune Duronto

AhmedabadJn

10:30 PM

Pune Jn

7:00 AM

12298

Adi Duronto Exp

Pune Jn

9:45PM

Ahmedabad Jn

6:20AM

12847

Hwh Dgha Duronto

Howrah Jn

11:15 Am

Digha Flag Stn

2:15 PM

12848

Dgha Hwh Duronto

Digha Flag Stn

3:35 PM

Howrah Jn

6:35 PM

22201

Duronto Express

Sealdah

8:00 PM

Puri

4:00 AM

22202

Duronto Express

Puri

7:50 PM

Sealdah

4:00 AM

22209

Ndls Duronto Exp

Mumbai Central

11:15 PM

New Delhi

4:55 PM

22210

Bct Duronto

New Delhi

11:30 PM

Mumbai Central

5:00 PM

22213

Duronto Express

Shalimar

10:05 PM

Patna Jn

6:40 AM

22214

Duronto Express

Patna Jn

8:40 PM

Shalimar

5:40 AM

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59 comments to Duronto Express Trains

  • Sukanta Chakrabarti

    I want to know, whether meal is served in 12274 New Delhi-Howrah Duronto Express Both Lunch and Dinner ???

  • S.N.Bhattacharya

    I want to know whether bed roll are supplied to the passengers traveling in the Sleeper class of Train No.12245 Howrah Yesvantpur Duronto Express

  • Manoranjan

    I have been travelling in Duronto express specially the one that runs between Pune and Howrah and I found it is convenient for many reasons though the frequency is very less that’s only twice a week.
    But of late I travelled from Pune to Howrah on 14th October 2013 (ex Pune) I found lots of deficiency as follows:
    1.The cleaning of the compartment is given second priority as I found lots of bed bugs and cockroaches inside the compartments, for which I complained to the personnel but no action taken. It needs serious attention as bedbugs show how filthy is the train.
    2.The emergency window (the knob of window) was broken and so it was really unsafe too and on asking Personal they said they will take care after the train reaches Howrah
    Of course now the passenger fair is raised I had to pay additional Rs 180 in side the train(travelled by AC III). IF there is raise of fair the problems faced by passenger should be also rectified on priority basis other wise it becomes like any other ordinary train.

  • lakshma reddy

    I want to know when and what food is served on train No. 12219 SC DURONTO express

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