New Delhi: A new, cheaper and faster Rajdhani is the Railways' Diwali gift to commuters on the Delhi-Mumbai route.
The special train, from October 16 from Hazrat Nizamuddin station in Delhi to the Bandra Terminus in Mumbai, will not only decrease travel time by two hours, but will cost passengers Rs 600-800 less than the two other Rajdhanis already on the route. "The special Rajdhani will initially run for three months – from October 16 to January 16 – for three days a week. The idea was to reduce the travel time by two hours with the current infrastructure and rolling stock. The trials have been successful," said Md Jamshed, Member, Traffic, Railway Board. Presently, the route is served by the August Kranti Rajdhani and the Mumbai Central-New Delhi Rajdhani.