Indian Railways Shatabdi Express Trains

Shatabdi Express Trains

Traveling and exploring the world is not only a necessity but also a passion for many. This can be done by various modes of transportation, and different people prefer different means of transport such as road, air or by rails. Indian Railway proves to be one of the most trusted and reliable means of transport for the commuters. Moreover, it is a feasible mode of transport as it is cheap and affordable for all and caters to almost all peoples irrespective of their income.

Railway ticket can be obtained through reservation. The ticket reservation counters are available on the railway stations, where a person can fill a form and make a railway booking. This is done to confirm a ticket on-board for a specific train, on the specific date and within two specific stations. Earlier, people had to stand in queues on the railway station to get the railway booking done but now, since the internet has come into being; the Indian train have made the railway booking facility available online on the official IRCTC website.

With the help of this online facility, people can easily make their booking using their computer. For making a train ticket booking online, people can check for the available trains between two stations and can make the railway booking in the train suiting to their travel date and journey time as well. Also, while making an online railway reservation, people can view the seat availability in that particular train in the compartment of their choice. And with the help of all these information person take a better decision regarding their traveling schedule.

In the year 1988, on the 100th birthday of the Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, Indian Railways launched one of the fastest trains named as the Shatabdi Express. In Hindi Shatabdi means ‘hundred’. These trains were made for short to medium distances traveling at a speed of 100-130 kmph. As on 1st July 2010, the Indian railways has operated 13 pairs of Shatabdi Express trains. Nowadays, trains are generally offering air conditioned seating facility with a wider leg space along with high quality food to the passengers.

In his voyage to become the best train by Indian Railways, these trains also offers a multitude of Shatabdi train enquiry services. The Shatabdi telephonic enquiry service with number 139, along with sms service where enquiry can be done just by sending sms to 139. The Shatabdi train enquiry services also include internet services through Indian Train official website having a special section for the Shatabdi trains. For manual Shatabdi train enquiry, passengers can go to any of the enquiry centers located at the railway stations across the country.

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