Seats For Mumbai-Delhi Bi-Weekly Rajdhani, Operated By Central Railway, Sold Out In Five Hours

Swarajya Staff

Jan 19, 2019, 03:05 PM | Updated 03:05 PM IST

An overhauled Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani as of now. (Image courtesy of 
An overhauled Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani as of now. (Image courtesy of 

As soon as bookings went live for the new Rajdhani Express that is scheduled to run between Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin, all seats were completely booked within five hours on Friday, January 18. The operations commenced from Saturday.

About a week ago, Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal approved the decision to introduce the first Rajdhani under Central Railways. The bi-weekly train will make stops at Kalyan, Nasik, Bhopal, Jalagaon, Jhansi and Agra Cantt stations. From CSMT, the train departs every Wednesday and Saturday at 2:50 pm and reaches Delhi on Thursdays and Sundays around 10:20 am.

The Rajdhani trains run by Western Railway on the same route are in high demand as well since the two major cities witness a lot of shuffling in and out. The Indian Express quoted Sunil Udasi, Central Railways’ PRO as saying,“So, having one more Rajdhani on the central line will bring relief to the commuters travelling on that route.”

The train in total has 756 seats. Among them, 24 are in first AC, 156 in two-tier AC and 576 in three-tier AC.

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