NEW DELHI: On the occasion of festive season, Indian Railways has decided 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. The fare will be cheaper than the flexi fare available in premium trains.
Initially, the train between Nizamuddin and Bandra Terminal will run thrice a week and will have specialised catering facilities. But, passengers can choose to not opt for the catering services. The train will be run on a trial basis for three months starting October 16 and further decision will be taken based on the response.
“Keeping in mind the heavy rush of passengers on the Delhi-Mumbai sector, we have decided to introduce a new train which will save 2 hours and have fare less than the present Rajdhanis on the route,” said Railway Board, Member Traffic Mohd Jamshed.
He said that the base fare of the train will be 20 percent higher than the existing Rajdhanis but it will not have flexi fare system.
The AC two-tier passenger fare on Delhi-Mumbai August Kranti Rajdhani can go highest to Rs 4105 but the AC two-tier fare on the new train will be Rs 2925. Similarly, in case of AC three-tier, a passenger travelling in August Kranti Rajdhani is charged the maximum fare of Rs 3270 while Rs 2325 will be charged on this train.
It will have three stoppages between Delhi and Mumbai at Kota, Surat and Vadodra and will be hauled by two engines.