Delhi Rajdhani Express trip cut by 2 hours

Indian Railways' new Delhi Mumbai Special Rajdhani Express

The current travel time of about 16 hours is expected to reduce at least 2 hours after the introduction of the new Rajdhani. The inaugural train will run from Hazrat Nizamuddin on October 16, while the first train from Mumbai will operate from October 17 (Tuesday).

The railway officials said to increase the maximum speed of the train to 130 kmph, it will be hauled by two WAP5 locomotives of 5,400 horsepower each.

The Indian Railways will run a special Rajdhani train between Delhi and Mumbai beginning Monday that will decrease the travel time the existing Rajdhanis take by two hours.

The first class AC fare will go from Rs 4,093 to Rs 4,911.

On the occasion of festive season, Indian Railways has chose to run a new Rajdhani between Delhi-Mumbai, which will take two hour less than the two existing Rajdhanis on one of the busiest sections. On a trial period, the new Rajdhani Express will be on tracks for three months from October 16 and the public response will decide the future of the train. The other Rajdhani that originates from Mumbai Central and August Kranti will continue to run as is.

"It will have three stoppages between Delhi and Mumbai at Kota, Surat and Vadodra and will work on two engines", said Mohd Jamshed.

On September 9, 2016, Railways introduced flexi-fare for premier trains - Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi.

The fares of the new special train would be 20 per cent more than the base fares for existing New Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani without any flexi fare. It will still be cheaper than other Rajdhani 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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