For the purpose of connection between important cities, metro towns and business centers,
introduced Shatabdi Express which is a series of super fast trains. These trains ply within day and reach
the station of origin in the same day.
OOne of the fastest trains, Shatabdi Express considers most prestigious trains in India. The train covers
short distance with the speed on an average130 km/h. However, New Delhi - Bhopal Shatabdi Express is a
fastest train in the series which moves at a speed of 150 km/h.
The first Shatabdi Express was introduced in the occasion of the birth-anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru in 1988.
The plan of introducing such a train came in mind the then Railway Minister of India, Sri Madhav Rao Scindhia.
Shatabadi Express and Jan-Shatabdi Express are versions of Shatabdi pioneered by
Indian Railways. Swarna Shatabdi Express is considered luxurious trains; however
Jan-Shatabdi Express is a lower- priced alternative of Shatabdi.
Passengers in this fully air-conditioned train are offered snacks, meals,
coffee, tea, mineral water, juice, etc. Nowadays, 12 pairs of Shatabdi Express
trains and 16 pairs of Jan-Shatabdi Express trains are running by Indian