India is the country that witnesses huge rail network which is one of the oldest across the world. Train is considered to be the best means of transport for everyone. Some consider it as convenient and some like it as the most enjoyable and memorable journey. It is the train where one can enjoy the journey while exploring the beauty of landscapes and nature. Despite covering long distances, these superfast premium trains are here to cut down the travel time.
Running from New Delhi to Agra, Gatimaan Express has the top speed of whopping 160 km/hour. The semi high speed train is proposed to cut down the travel time to 105 minutes in order to cover the journey of 200 km. The fare is 25% more than that of Shatabdi Express. It has 12 stylish coaches and the seats of Chair Car and Executive Class category. Behind each seat, there is a 8” LCD TV fixed and the passengers are offered with catering facility.
Started in 1972, New Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani Express is superfast premium train and is ranked as India’s second fastest train. Earlier, it took around 19 hours to cover 1385 km of distance in each route. After electrification, its speed has, later, been improved. Today, it runs at 90.46 km per hour on average and takes around 16 hours.
Started in 1988, Bhopal-New Delhi Shatabdi Express is one of the most prestigious and fastest trains of Shatabdi class. On average, it runs at around 91 km per hour.
As the name suggests, it runs as per reverse schedule of Lucknow Shatabdi. It is also named as New Delhi-Kanpur Shatabdi. Flagged off in 2009 by Mamata Banerjee (Union Railways minister) and Anand Patel (UPA Chairperson), the train was introduced to control excessive load of passengers from Kanpur Central. It covers around 441 km of distance within 44 minutes from New Delhi to Kanpur at the average speed of 89.63 km per hour.
This nonstop train connects West Bengal to Delhi without any technical halts during the journey. It is known to be the most time-saving and fastest train on Grand Chord route and it runs at 91.13 km per hour of speed on average.
It is India’s first Rajdhani train which was inaugurated in 1969. It is the most senior Rajdhani train of all the trains in the same class. It also gets highest priority because it reaches Howrah within just 17 hours. It is the fifth fastest Rajdhani train in India and the first to have free Wi-Fi. It runs at 88.21 km per hour on average.
The Kolkata Duronto or Howrah-New Delhi Duronto express runs from Kolkata to Delhi and it utilizes Grand Chord route in the Eastern Zone. This train has no stoppages and no unreserved seats. However, it has a few technical halts for pilot staff changes and carrying food. It has the advanced Hybrid LHB coaches. Within 17 hours and 10 min, it covers 1441 km at the speed of 87.06 km per hour on average.