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Fastest trains in India

India has a vast railway network. It is also one of the oldest railway networks in the world.

Traveling by train is the best mode of transport, as it is the most enjoyable journey. One can see the beauty of nature, landscapes etc.

Though, train journeys are long, but super fast trains have helped to lessen this shortcoming of traveling by train.

Here is a list of fastest trains of India:

New Delhi- Bhopal Shatabdi Express

Shatabdi Express is one of the fastest and prestigious trains. New Delhi- Bhopal Shatabdi Express, the train operates between New Delhi, and Bhopal Junction. It runs at a speed of 91 km/h.

It is the fastest train in India and was introduced in 1988.

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Mumbai- New Delhi Rajdhani Express

Mumbai Rajdhani Express is a super fast express train of Rajdhani class.

Rajdhani express is a super fast train introduced in India in 1972. The Mumbai- New Delhi Rajdhani Express is the second fastest train in India.

Earlier, it used to cover the distance of 1385 kilometers in each direction in about 19 hours and 5 minutes.

However, after the electrification of the route, the train has improved its speed and now it takes 15 hours 50 minutes at an average speed of 90.46 km/h (excluding halts).

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Sealdah-New Delhi Duronto

It is a non stop train connecting West Bengal to national capital New Delhi. There are no technical halts in the train journey.

It is considered as the fastest and most time-efficient train on the Grand Chord route between these two cities.

It runs at an average speed of 91.13 km/hr with an average.

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New Delhi-Kanpur Shatabdi Express

Also called Kanpur Reverse Shatabdi, it follows the reverse timetable of Lucknow Shatabdi, it was named as Kanpur Reverse Shatabdi.

This train was introduced in 2009 and flagged off by the Union Railways minister Mamata Banerjee and UPA Chairperson Anand Patel.

The reason behind introduction of this train was the excessive passenger load from Kanpur Central that in turn increased the demand of the train.

The maximum distance the train covers is of 441 kms from New Delhi to Kanpur in four hours and 44 minutes.

Its average speed is about 89.63 km/hr.

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New Delhi-Howrah Rajdhani Express

It connects Delhi and Kolkata, it is the first Rajdhani train.

It is considered as the most senior of all the Rajdhanis and gets the highest priority over any train.

The Howrah Rajdhani Express was first introduced in 1969 and left New Delhi station for Howrah station to cover a distance of 1,445 km in 17 hours 20 minutes.

The train is considered as the 5th fastest in India, and also the first train to have a wi-fi service.

It runs with an average speed of 88.21 km/hr.

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New Delhi-Howrah Duronto Express

The train operates between Kolkata and the national capital is the Howrah-New Delhi Duronto Express or Kolkata Duronto.

This train belongs to the Eastern Zone of Indian Railways and it uses the Grand Chord route.

There is no unreserved seating and no stoppages, only few technical halts for carrying food and change of pilot staff.

It is one of the fastest trains on this route.

This train is fully accommodated with the latest Hybrid-LHB Coaches.

It covers a distance of 1,441 kilometers in 17 hours and 10 minutes and its average speed is 87.06 km/hr.

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New Delhi-Allahabad Duronto Express

The Allahabad Duronto Express is a superfast express train of the Indian Railways connecting New Delhi to Allahabad Junction and it had its first inaugural run in 2012.

It is the fastest train between Mumbai and Allahabad with a travel time of 19 hours 20 minutes with an average speed of 86.85 km/hr.

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Sealdah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express

The Sealdah Rajdhani Express connects Sealdah (Kolkata) and Delhi.

After Sealdah-New Delhi Duronto Express, it is the second fastest train on the Sealdah-Delhi sector.

This train operates with number 12313 from Sealdah(Kolkata) to New Delhi Railway Station and as train number 12314 in the reverse direction.

The regular hault for this train is WAP 7 locomotive.

The average speed of this train is 87.06 km/hr and it covers a distance of 1458 kilometers in 17 hours and 30 minute.

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Nizamuddin - Bandra Garib Rath

"Poor Man's Chariot" or the Garib Rath is a generic air-conditioned train started by the Indian Railways in 2005 in order to provide cheaper air-conditioned travel to passengers who cannot afford normal fares of such class in normal trains.

Due to lower fares the seating facilities are also narrower with zero food and bedding availability. But not to forget, it is faster than super-fast express trains.

The maximum speed of Garib Rath trains is around 130 kmph, and it covers a distance of 1,366 kilometers in 16 hours and 30 minutes.

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New Delhi-Lucknow Shatabdi Express

Lucknow Shatabdi Express that connects the Indian capital Delhi to Lucknow.

There are two trains from Shatabdi each from Delhi and Lucknow that runs daily. Also this was the first train in India to get the new German coaches.

This train runs with an average speed of 85.03 km/hr and covers a distance of 513 kilometers in around 6 hours and 15 minutes.

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