Shatabdi Express is the distinctive train service provided by the Indian Railways. In India, Shatabdi Express is a superfast passenger train connecting the major cities, metro towns and business centers. Indian Railways run a series of superfast Shatabadi Express trains to facilitate people in commuting to different places.
Shatabdi Express is an intercity train that doesn't cover long
distances. It is one of the two fastest trains in India, the other being
Rajdhani Express. Esteemed service of the Indian Railways, Shatabdi
Express Trains usually run over short distances. The regular speed of
these trains is known to be 130 kilometers per hour. However, the
fastest train amongst the series is New Delhi - Bhopal Shatabdi Express,
which moves at a pace of 150 kilometers per hour.
The term "Shatabdi" means centenary in Hindi language. In
1988, the first Shatabdi Express was launched to observe the
birth-anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru. Shatabadi Express was contrivance
of Sri Madhav Rao Scindhia, who was the Indian Railway Minister at that
juncture. Indian Railways has also started versions of Shatabdi in terms
of Swarna Shatabadi Express and Jan-Shatabdi Express.
Swarna Shatabadi Express is regarded more luxurious, whereas
Jan-Shatabdi Express is a lower- priced variant of Shatabdi. Shatabdi
Express tenders swift connectivity by taking halt at few stations on the
way. Fully air-conditioned, these trains maintain high standard as
compared to the regular Indian trains. The passengers on Shatabdi are
offered snacks, meals, coffee, tea, mineral water, juice, etc. on board.
Indian Railways runs 12 pairs of Shatabdi Express trains and 16 pairs
of Jan-Shatabdi Express trains. The following list comprises information
regarding stations of origin and destinations served by Shatabdi