In India, the most commonly used mode of transport is trains. Travelling by trains is made the most common due to its convenience and affordability. Be it a person who is financially strong or a person who earns only for a living, prefer travelling by trains. Meeting long distances in a lesser time makes trains even more desirable.
Earlier were the days when it used to take several days to reach a desired destination miles away. Thanks to the advancement in the sector of railways, longer distances are now met in a shorter period of time.
Also, railways sector is the fastest growing sector in India.
Here is a list of top 5 fastest trains in India which contributed in lessening the time taken to cover long distances:
GATIMAN EXPRESS (NEW DELHI-AGRA)
Gatiman Express recently topped the list of fastest trains in India since it recently came into service. It runs between New Delhi and Agra with a maximum speed of 160 km per hour. The fares of this train are 25% more than the normal fares that of Shatabdi Express. It has 12 modern coaches.
NEW DELHI-BHOPAL SHATABDI EXPRESS
Shatabdi is known to be the most prestigious and most fastest trains in India. It runs between New Delhi and Bhopal junction at a speed of 91 km per hour. It was introduced in 1988.
MUMBAI-NEW DELHI RAJDHANI EXPRESS
Mumbai-New Delhi Rajdhani Express is the super fast express train of Rajdhani class. This train was introduced in 1972 and earlier, it used to be the second fastest train in India. Also, it used to cover a distance of 1385 kilometres in approximately 19 hours and 5 minutes.
After the advancement, with an improved speed it now takes 15 hours and 50 minutes to cover the same distance.
It now has an average speed of 90.46 km per hour.
SEALDAH-NEW DELHI DURONTO
This train connects West Bengal to the national capital New Delhi without any stoppage. It is known to be the most fastest and the most time-efficient trains of this route. It has an average speed of 91.13 km per hour approximately.
NEW DELHI-KANPUR SHATABDI EXPRESS
Since it follows the reverse timetable of Lucknow Shatabdi, it is also known as the Kanpur reverse Shatabdi. This train was introduced in 2009 resultant of excessive passenger load from Kanpur Central which demanded an introduction of an additional train. It covers a distance of 441 kilometres between the two cities in about 4 hours and 44 minutes with an average speed of 89.63 km per hour.