Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express has been revamped under Indian Railways’ ‘Operation Swarn’. The 12951/52 Rajdhani Express between Mumbai and Delhi has a host of new features – from comfortable and clean seats, LED lighting to modular and swanky and more hygienic toilets.
After years of complaints about hygiene, stale food, inadequate facilities on trains, the Indian Railways have virtually put luxury on tracks, with the Western Railway’s premier Rajdhani Express getting refurbished coaches under the government’s “Operation Swarn”.
These two new trains, ‘Train 18’ and ‘Train 20,’ currently in the process of development at the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai, will be the fastest in India, running up to a maximum speed of 176 km per hour. Gatimaan Express, which is India’s fastest running train, has a maximum speed of 160 km per hour.
The railways cancelled at least 15 mail and express trains either originating from the Patna Junction or passing through the Danapur division of the East Central Railway (ECR) owing to poor visibility on Friday.
The railways will explore if it is possible for a Rajdhani Express train to make a round trip within 24 hours, with half-an-hour gaps for inspection at either end, to maximise utilisation of such rakes.