Published: Sun, October 15, 2017
Worldwide | By Sean Reid

Indian Railways to start cheaper, faster Rajdhani between Delhi

Indian Railways to start cheaper, faster Rajdhani between Delhi

This train will take 13 hrs and 55 minutes instead of the regular 16 hrs that it takesTo fulfil the long overdue demand of passengers and provide faster and convenient connectivity to passengers between Delhi and Mumbai, the Indian Railways will operate a new, faster Rajdhani Express from October 16.

Talking to mediapersons, Member (Traffic) Mohd Jamshed said, the train, will run on an experiment basis for three months and the inaugural run will start on October 16.

Mumbai: A faster and cheaper Rajdhani Express will be introduced for Mumbai next week.

The train between Nizamuddin Station and Bandra Terminal will have "specialised" catering facilities, where the passengers can choose to not opt for the catering services.

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The fare for Special Rajdhani in 3rd AC and 2nd AC will be around 19 per cent cheaper than the maximum flexi fare of 3rd AC in Mumbai Rajdhani. It will run at a maximum speed of 130 kmph.

The AC two-tier passenger fare on Delhi-Mumbai August Kranti Rajdhani can go highest to Rs. 4105 but the AC two-tier fare on the new train will be Rs.2925. Catering is optional in this train and the fare will be just 20% more than base fare of normal train. The train will have one first AC, two 2AC and twelve 3ACs. It will leave Mumbai on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 4.15pm and reach Delhi at 6.10am. The fare will be cheaper than the flexi fare available in premium trains.

Under this, the base fare increases by 10 per cent with every 10 per cent of berths sold, subject to a prescribed limit.

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