Top 5 Fastest Trains in India
The Indian Railways is considered as one of the busiest railway networks in the world. Travelling by train offers everyone, an opportunity to enjoy the changing landscapes and the beauty of nature during the journey. Train travel is still the most common mode of transport in India and the most economical for long distance travels. India, to its credit also has some superfast trains operating throughout the country.
Here’s a list of the top five fastest trains in India. Lets’ have a look:-
Bhopal – New Delhi Shatabdi Express
This train connects the capital city of India, New Delhi, an important tourist destination and Bhopal and operates in the northern railway sector of the country. Shatabdi Express is a chain of trains operating in India that links the metropolitan cities and other prominent cities in the country. This train operates at a high speed of 161 Km/h (100 mph) and an average speed of 91 Km/h (57 mph) excluding halts in stations. It was the first Shatabdi train to be introduced in India and has been operating since 1988.
Mumbai – New Delhi Rajdhani Express
Rajdhani express is a chain of fast passenger trains in India that connects New Delhi with other important destinations. Introduced in the year 1972 between Mumbai Central and New Delhi, this train is the second fastest train in India and the fastest in Mumbai – Delhi railways sector. The train is used to cover the distance of 1385 Km between the destinations in about nineteen hours and five minutes, after the electrification of the route takes only fifteen and fifty minutes at an average operating speed of 90.46 Km/h. The introduction Linke Hoffman Busche coaches has enabled an increase in the maximum speed of the train from 130 Km/h to near 140 Km/h.
Sealdah – New Delhi Duronto Express
Duronto express is a category of trains under the Indian railways that run long-distance non-stop trains. “Duronto” essentially means “restless” in Bengali and these trains do not have any ticketing stops between the point of origin and destination. These trains are characterized by the yellow-green external paint and are considered as one of the fastest and timely trains operating between West Bengal and New Delhi in the grand chord route. The average time taken of the journey is sixteen and half hours and operates at an average speed of 91.13 Km/h.
New Delhi – Kanpur Shatabdi Express
This train was introduced in the year 2009 is also known as the Kanpur Reverse Shatabdi and was introduced after excessive passenger numbers and exceeding demand in that sector for trains connecting Kanpur with the national capital. Operating at an average speed of 89.63 Km/h, the train covers a distance of 441 Kilometers between the two stations in four hours and forty four minutes.
New Delhi – Howrah Rajdhani Express
The last but not the least and the first ever Rajdhani train to be operated, this train is the first fully air-conditioned train in India and is adjudged “The King” by passengers. First introduced in 1969, the train operates at 88.21 Km/hr. The train also provides Wi-Fi service to the passengers.