About Shatabdi Express
Shatabdi Expresses are a series of superfast passenger trains which
are being operated by Indian Railways, to serve as connections between
Metro towns and important cities and business centers. Shatabdi Expresses
are day trains and they return to the station of origin, the same
The train was considered a landmark when it was introduced in India
in 1988. In fact, it was criticized heavily by a section of society
for its luxury in a poor country. However, with the passage of time,
the train has fallen far below global standards of luxury and speed.
Shatabdi Expresses offer fast connectivity with very few stops in
between. They are fully air-conditioned and of a much higher standard
than most Indian rail coaches.
The Shatabdi Express is the fastest train of India, and it runs
at an average speed of around 110 km/h. The New Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi
clocks 130km/h (highest in India) between Delhi to Agra and Return.
So the best and fastest way to get to Agra is
by Shatabadi Express, India's "high-speed" train. The
trip takes two hours and 10 minutes.
Shatabdi Express Operates between Delhi to Agra
[Taj Mahal], Jaipur [Pink City], Amritsar [Golden Temple] & Kalka
There is not much difference between first and coach class. its
similar to Europe, where up front, there's a bit more space, a cleaner
carriage and better service. The whole train is air-conditioned
Airconditioned chair car
Sitting only with comfortable push-back seats (3 by 2) in each row
with passage in between and two western style toilets in each compartment.
Sitting only with luxury push back seats (2 by 2) in each row with
passage space in between.