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Fastest Trains in India

Posted on: November 3, 2009

List

Rank Train number (outbound/inbound) Train name Origin Destination      
1 2001/2002 Bhopal Shatabdi[4] Bhopal Bhopal Habibganj New Delhi      
2 2259/60 Sealdah – Delhi Duronto Kolkata New Delhi      
3 2951/2952 Mumbai Rajdhani Mumbai Mumbai Central New Delhi      
4 2301/2302 Howrah Rajdhani Howrah (Kolkata) New Delhi      
5 2909/2910 Bandra Terminus Garib Rath Bandra Terminus (Mumbai) Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi)      
6 2313/2314 Sealdah Rajdhani Sealdah (Kolkata) New Delhi      
7 2003/2004 Lucknow Swarna Shatabdi Lucknow New Delhi      
8 2953/2954 August Kranti Rajdhani Mumbai Central Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi)      
9 2309/2310 Patna Rajdhani Rajendra Nagar (Patna) New Delhi      
10 2431/2432 Trivandrum Rajdhani[1] Trivandrum Central Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi)      
11 2433/2434 Chennai Rajdhani Chennai Central Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi)      
12 2611/2612 Chennai Garib Rath Chennai Central Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi)      
13 2269/2270 Chennai Duranto Chennai Central Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi)      
14 2437/2438 Secunderabad Rajdhani Secunderabad (Hyderabad) Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi)      
15 2263/2264 Pune Duronto H Nizamuddin Pune      
16 2439/2440 Ranchi Rajdhani New Delhi Ranchi      
17 2421/2422 Bhubaneshwar Rajdhani Bhubaneshwar New Delhi      
18 2261/2262 Mumbai Duranto Howrah Mumbai CST      
19 2877/2878 Ranchi Garib Rath Ranchi New Delhi      
20 2029/2030 Swarna Shatabdi New Delhi Amritsar      
21 2013/2014 Amritsar Shatabdi New Delhi Amritsar      
22 2429/2430 Bangalore Rajdhani Bangalore City Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi)      
23 2353/2354 Rajendra Nagar Garib Rath Rajendra Nagar (Patna) Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi)      
24 2027/2028 Bangalore Shatabdi Chennai Central Bangalore City      
25 2155/2156 Bhopal Express Bhopal Habibganj (South Bhopal) Hazrat Nizamuddin (Delhi)      
26 2061/2062 Habibganj Jan Shatabdi Bhopal Habibganj (South Bhopal) Jabalpur      
27 2009/2010 ADI Shatabdi Mumbai Central Ahmedabad      
28 2393/2394 Sakranti Express Rajendra Nagar (Patna) New Delhi      
29 2007/2008 Mysore Shatabdi Chennai Central Mysore      

[edit] Distribution of fastest trains at Major Cities

New Delhi 22
Kolkata 5
Mumbai 4
Chennai 4
Patna 4
Bhopal 2
Jabalpur 1
Bangalore 3
Pune 2
Ahmedabad 1
Lucknow 1
Bhubaneshwar 1
Hyderabad 1

[edit] Fastest Sections

The record for the highest speed sections is held by the most lengthy route (3149 km) covering Rajdhani Express “Trivandrum Rajdhani (2431/32)”. “2432 – Trivandrum Rajdhani (New DelhiTrivandrum)” covers the RatnagiriSawantwadi road section (225 km) in 1hr 23 mins – an average speed of 162 km/hr, the KarwarUdupi section (267 km) in 2hr 21 mins – an average speed of 113 km/hr & the New Delhi-Kota section (465 km) in 4hr 30 mins – an average speed of 102 km/hr while “2431 – Rajdhani Express (TrivandrumNew Delhi)” covers the UdupiKarwar section (267 km) in 1hr 55 mins – an average speed of 139 km/hr. ‘2001 – Bhopal Shatabdi’ covers the MathuraNew Delhi section (141 km) in 1hr 10min – an average speed of 120 km/hr. Mumbai Rajdhani (2952) covers the New Delhi-Kota section (465 km) in 4hr 15min – an average speed of 109.4 km/hr. New Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express covers the New Delhi-Kanpur section (440 Km) in 4hr 30 mins – an average speed of 101 km/hr.[citation needed]

However, as per the railway jargon of ‘chargeable distance’ (virtual distance) Himalayan Queen Express (4095) covers 68 virtual km (45 real km) between Ambala and Chandigarh in 35 min- an average (virtual) speed of 116 km/hr.[citation needed]Sumitdaitan (talk) 16:52, 1 November 2009 (UTC) (Sumit S. Daitan, Kasturba medical College)

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