In an effort to provide faster and affordable connectivity between the top two cities in the country, the railways has introduced a special Rajdhani Express between Delhi and Mumbai. One of the USPs of the new Rajdhani Express is that the ticket rates will be 19 percent cheaper in comparison to other similar trains. The 19 percent difference in fare prices will offer a major advantage for travellers. The discounted fares will be applicable across 2nd AC and 3rd AC tickets. It may be recalled that two Rajdhani trains already run between Delhi and Mumbai. This will be third Rajdhani to be introduced on the route. Around 30 mail/express trains also run on this route.
The second best thing about the new Rajdhani is that it will cut travel time by around 2 hours. The existing Rajdhani trains take around 15 hours 50 minutes, but the new Rajdhani will take only around 13 hours 55 minutes to travel the distance between Delhi and Mumbai. To make this possible, the train will have two locomotives. It would aid in acceleration, deceleration and achieving higher speeds. The new Rajdhani will run tri-weekly and will have stops at only three stations in between – Kota, Vadodara, and Surat. The timings of the train has been done in a manner that will allow passengers to avoid the rush hours in both the cities. The fast travel time will allow passengers to travel directly to their destination, without having to book a hotel to relax and freshen up.