Rajdhani Express Trains in India
Rajdhani Express trains as the name suggests are elite long distance trains, which connect Indian capital New Delhi (Rajdhani) with important cities and state capitals of India having overnight journey. Rajdhani trains are one amongst the fastest train services in India. These high-speed express trains travel at a speed between 80 to 140 Kms per hour.
The Indian Railways introduced these express trains in the year 1969, to provide fast and comfortable means to transport between New Delhi and other distant cities in India. The first Rajdhani Express train was introduced between New Delhi and Howrah stations. The train covered a distance of 1,445 km in 17 hours 20 minutes.
Standard Facilities in Rajdhani Express trains
Rajdhani are fully air-conditioned trains having very less commercial and technical halts in between source and destination stations so as to reduce the travel time to a minimum.
For added comfort quality meals and snacks are provided on board the trains and the cost of meals and snacks served in the train is included in the train ticket. As per the timings of the train, the travelers are served with morning tea, breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner. Bottled drinking water is provided in addition to this
110 V AC power points are provided for connecting laptops and charging mobile phones during the journey
Being premier luxury trains the fare of these trains is higher than the equivalent AC coaches in other super fast trains.
Most Rajdhani trains have three classes of accommodation, AC first class, AC second Class / AC two tier and AC three tier. The AC first Class has two or four berth coups, the Second Class AC sleeper coaches have curtains for privacy whereas AC three tier coached introduced a few years back to reduce ticket cost has open system of berths without curtains. Some Rajdhani trains have AC chair cars also which are being phased out
Facilities provided in Rajdhani trains based on class of travel
AC Three Tier
- Neat and clean pillow two white bed sheets, blanket and hand towel.
- Wet facial tissue / hot towel roll on train boarding
- 110 V power ports for laptop, mobile chargers.
- Periodical cleaning of toilets & passageway.
- Train attendant in every coach
- Increased level of security with no extra passengers / hawkers etc.
AC Two Tier
All above mentioned facilities plus curtains for individual sides.
AC first class
All above-mentioned facilities plus
- Increased level of privacy with lockable cabins housing 4 passengers.
- Individual Reading lights
- More choices on food / menu different from other classes
- Floor mats / carpets
- Spacious interiors and
- Good level of comfort, stewards at your call.
Above all priority is given to Rajdhani trains over others in case of delay line clearance issues.
Rajdhani Trains in India
As of now, Indian Railways has 21 pairs of Rajdhani Express trains. There are many cities that are served by more than one Rajdhani Express train like Kanpur Mughal Sarai, Bhopal and Surat.
Rajdhani Exp trains list.
|Train Number||Train Name||Source Stn||Source Dep. Time||Destination Stn||Dest. Arr. Time|
|02423||DBRT GHY RAJ||DIBRUGARH TOWN||20:15||GUWAHATI||06:15|
|02424||GHY DBRT RAJ||GUWAHATI||18:05||DIBRUGARH TOWN||05:00|
|02435||DBRT GHY RAJ||DIBRUGARH TOWN||19:00||GUWAHATI||05:05|
|02436||GHY DBRT RAJ||GUWAHATI||19:45||DIBRUGARH TOWN||06:25|
|09003||MUMBAI RAJ SPL||MUMBAI CENTRAL||23;15||NEW DELHI||17:50|
|09004||NDLS BCT RAJ SPL||New Delhi||23:30||MUMBAI CENTRAL||16:20|
|09005||BCT NDLS RAJ SPL||MUMBAI CENTRAL||19:45||NEW DELHI||17:10|
|09006||NDLS BCT RAJ SPL||New Delhi||23:55||MUMBAI CENTRAL||20:55|
|12235||GHY NDLS RAJDHAN||Guwahati||19:15||New Delhi||13:45|
|12236||GHY RAJDHANI||New Delhi||9:30||Guwahati||19:00|
|12301||CAL RAJDHANI||Howrah Jn||16:55||New Delhi||9:55|
|12302||KOLKATA RJDHNI||New Delhi||17:00||Howrah Jn||9:55|
|12305||CAL RAJDHANI||Howrah Jn||14:05||New Delhi||9:55|
|12306||KOLKATA RJDHNI||New Delhi||17:00||Howrah Jn||12:40|
|12309||RJPB RAJDHANI||Rjndr Ngr Bihar||19:00||New Delhi||7:35|
|12310||RJPB RAJDHANI||New Delhi||17:10||Rjndr Ngr Bihar||6:00|
|12313||SDAH RAJDHANIEXP||Sealdah||16:50||New Delhi||10:20|
|12314||SEALDAH RJDHANI||New Delhi||16:35||Sealdah||10:15|
|12421||BBS RAJDHANI EX||Bhubaneswar||11:30||New Delhi||10:35|
|12422||BUBNESWR RJDHNI||New Delhi||17:20||Bhubaneswar||16:00|
|12423||DBRT RAJDHANIEX||Dibrugarh Town||20:15||New Delhi||10:10|
|12424||DBRT RAJDHANI||New Delhi||14:00||Dibrugarh Town||5:00|
|12425||JAMMU RAJDHANI||New Delhi||20:40||Jammu Tawi||5:40|
|12426||JAMMU RAJDHANI||Jammu Tawi||19:45||New Delhi||5:00|
|12429||RAJDHANI EXP||Bangalore Cy Jn||20:20||H Nizamuddin||5:50|
|12430||BANGLORE RJDHNI||H Nizamuddin||20:50||Bangalore Cy Jn||6:40|
|12431||RAJDHANI EXP||Trivandrum Cntl||19:15||H Nizamuddin||12:40|
|12432||TRIVNDRM RJDHNI||H Nizamuddin||11:00||Trivandrum Cntl||5:45|
|12433||RAJDHANI EXP||Chennai Central||6:10||H Nizamuddin||10:20|
|12434||CHENNAI RAJDHNI||H Nizamuddin||16:00||Chennai Central||20:15|
|12435||DBRT RAJDHANIEXP||Dibrugarh Town||19:00||New Delhi||13:50|
|12436||NDLS DBRT RJDHNI||New Delhi||9:30||Dibrugarh Town||6:25|
|12437||RAJDHANI EXP||Secunderabad Jn||12:45||H Nizamuddin||10:20|
|12438||NZM SC RJDHNI||H Nizamuddin||16:00||Secunderabad Jn||14:00|
|12439||RNC NDLS RAJ EXP||Ranchi||17:50||New Delhi||10:50|
|12440||NDLS RNC RAJ EXP||New Delhi||16:10||Ranchi||9:20|
|12441||BSP NDLS RAJ EX||Bilaspur Jn||14:00||New Delhi||10:50|
|12442||BILASPUR RJDHNI||New Delhi||15:45||Bilaspur Jn||12:00|
|12443||BBS RAJDHANI EXP||Bhubaneswar||9:15||New Delhi||10:35|
|12444||BUBNESWR RJDHNI||New Delhi||17:20||Bhubaneswar||17:30|
|12453||RNC NDLS RAJ EXP||Ranchi||17:10||New Delhi||10:50|
|12454||NDLS RNC RJDHNI||New Delhi||16:10||Ranchi||10:40|
|12493||RAJDHANI EXP||Bangalore Cy Jn||20:20||H Nizamuddin||5:50|
|12494||BANGLORE RAJDHNI||H Nizamuddin||20:50||Bangalore Cy Jn||6:40|
|12951||MUMBAI RAJDHANI||Mumbai Central||16:40||New Delhi||8:30|
|12952||MUMBAI RAJDHANI||New Delhi||16:30||Mumbai Central||8:35|
|12953||AUG KR RAJ EXP||Mumbai Central||17:40||H Nizamuddin||11:00|
|12954||AG KRANTI RJDHN||H Nizamuddin||16:55||Mumbai Central||10:15|
|12957||SWARNA J RAJ EX||Ahmedabad Jn||17:25||New Delhi||7:25|
|12958||ADI SJ RAJDHANI||New Delhi||19:55||Ahmedabad Jn||10:05|
|22423||GHY RAJDHANI EX||DIBRUGARH TOWN||20:15||NEW DELHI||10:10|
|22424||GHY RAJDHANI||NEW DELHI||14:00||DIBRUGARH TOWN||05:00|
|22811||BBS RAJDHANI EXP||BHUBANESWAR||11:30||NEW DELHI||10:35|
|22812||BUBNESWR RJDHNI||NEW DELHI||17:20||BHUBANESWAR||16:00|
|22823||BBS RAJDHANI EXP||BHUBANESWAR||09;15||NEW DELHI||10:35|
|22824||BUBNESWR RJDHNI||NEW DELHI||17:20||BHUBANESWAR||17:30|