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19 Jan 2019

New Rajdhani on Mumbai-Delhi route launched: Details here

On Saturday, the Indian Railways flagged off its latest Rajdhani Express, that will ply from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai to the Hazrat Nizamuddin station in Delhi.

With the launch of this bi-weekly Rajdhani service from Mumbai to Delhi, there will now be three Rajdhanis serving the route between the two cities.

Here are the details.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal tweets about the flagging off

Details

Details about the bi-weekly service and its route

Details about the bi-weekly service and its route

While two Rajdhani trains already run the route, the new Rajdhani Express will be the first such train passing through the Central zone.

Starting from CSMT, the train will pass through Kalyan, Nasik, Jalgaon, Khandwa, Bhopal, Jhansi, and Agra, before stopping at Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin station.

The train will have one first AC, three AC 2-tier, eight AC 3-tier, and one pantry coach.

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The new service got sold out within five hours

Such was the excitement about the launch of the new service that tickets for all 756 seats on new Rajdhani train sold out within five hours.

Timings

Service timings for the new route

The new service will depart from the CSMT station every Wednesday and Saturday at 2.50pm and will arrive at Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin station at 10.20am the next day.

For return journeys, the train will leave Hazrat Niazmuddin station every Thursday and Sunday at 4.15pm and will reach CSMT at 11.55am the next day.

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The service is the latest addition to the Rajdhani fleet

The service is the latest addition to the Rajdhani fleet

The launch of the service brings the total size of the Rajdhani fleet to 24.

The three Mumbai services apart, other Rajdhanis connect Delhi to Dibrugarh (Assam), Patna (Bihar), Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh), Madgaon (Goa), Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir), Ranchi (Jharkhand), Bangalore (Karnataka), Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), Secunderabad (Telangana), Agartala (Tripura), and Kolkata (West Bengal).

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When was the first Rajdhani Express introduced?

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The first Rajdhani Express was introduced in 1969.

Is the Rajdhani Express the fastest Indian Railways train?

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No. Currently, the newly-launched, engine-less Train 18 is India's fastest train, having a top speed of 180kmph.

Do Rajdhani trains enjoy special privileges?

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Rajdhani Express trains get the highest priority on the Indian Railways network.

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Train 18, Rajdhani Express, Tejas Express, Gatimaan Express, Shatabdi Express and Duronto Express

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