Most of us, if not all, must have experienced travelling in Rajdhani Express train. Yes, being among the fastest trains in India and provides better facilities than other express trains, it is a preferred express by most Indians. But do you know any important or interesting facts about Rajdhani Express? Though we travel often and enjoy the facilities it provides, most of us are really not aware of any facts about it. So we are here to share some interesting facts about Rajdhani Express.
Below is a list of facts about Rajdhani Express:
1. Rajdhani Express connects the national capital with capital and/or important cities of various states in the country.
Rajdhani means ‘The Capital’ in many Indian languages.
2. It gets the highest priority on the Indian railway network.
3. Howrah Rajdhani is the oldest Rajdhani Express.
It is followed by Mumbai Rajdhani and Bangalore Rajdhani Express.
4. Rajdhani Express runs at a speed of 140 km per hour.
5. The first Rajdhani Express left New Delhi station for Howrah station to cover a distance of 1,445 km in 17 hours 20 minutes.
6. Thiruvananthapuram Rajdhani is the longest running Rajdhani Express train.
The 12431 Rajdhani Express runs the longest nonstop run between Kota Junction to Vadodara Junction.
7. Assam and West Bengal are the only states with three Rajdhani Express.
8. Jharkhand, Odisha, and Maharashtra are the only states with two Rajdhani Express.
9. West Bengal and Maharashtra are the only states with two daily running Rajdhani Express.
Sealdah Rajdhani and Howrah Rajdhani for West Bengal and Mumbai Rajdhani and August Kranti Rajdhani for Maharashtra.
10. All Rajdhani Express trains offer three classes of accommodation.
AC First Class with 2-berth and 4-berth lockable bedrooms, AC 2-tier with open berths (bays of 4 berths + 2 berths on the other side of the corridor) with curtains for privacy, and AC 3-tier (bays of 6 berths + 2 berths on the side) without curtains.
11. Currently, there are 23 pairs of trains, connecting New Delhi to important cities across the country.
These trains have fewer stops than other express trains and halt only at prominent stations.
12. Passengers are served complimentary meals during the journey.
Depending on the duration and timings of the journey, these could include morning tea, breakfast, lunch, high tea, and dinner.
How are things when you travel in a Rajdhani Express train? How is the food and services onboard the train?