Express trains by Indian Railways are a series
of high speed trains. The fast moving trains connects
various important cities of the country. There are several
tourist places as well as business centres which passengers
can reach easily via Shatabdi Express trains. The Shatabdi
Express trains runs mainly during day time and returns
back to the origin the every same day.
In present times, Shatabdi Express trains are amongst
the fastest trains of the nation and their possession
is certainly a matter of pride for Indian Railways.
Where another fast train of India, Rajdhani plies at
long distances connecting New Delhi to other important
cities, Shatabdi Express runs only at short and medium
distances. Both of these trains run at regular speed
of 100 to 140 km/hr. Bhopal Shatabdi, introduced in
year 2001 runs at a speed of about 150 km/hr, thus it’s
the fastest trains of India.
"Shatabdi", a Sanskrit word means “centenary"
in English language. Shatabdi Express first train was
started in 1988. This new beginning celebrated the birth
centenary of our honourable Prime Minister Pt. Jawahar
Lal Nehru. The fast train began its journey from New
Delhi to Gwalior which was later extended till Jhansi.
Gradually, the train very soon started covering distance
up to Bhopal and hence, came to be known as Bhopal Shatabdi
There are few great advantages which the travellers
can avail only in Shatabdi Express trains. The best
one is that this train usually stops at platform No.
1 at most of the stations. Moreover, tea or coffee,
meals and mineral water bottle are also offered during
the trip. Jan-Shatabdi Express is the lowest version
of Shatabdi Express trains which also quite affordable
and promises comfortable journey to the passengers.
The most plush and luxuries variant is the Swarna Shatabdi
Express started by Indian Railways.
Below is the list of all Shatabdi Express Trains