The Shatabdi Express is the superfast train of Indian railways that covers short to medium distance. As compared with other Indian trains, the regular speed of Shatabdi Express is 100-130 km/h. This passenger train connects the metro cities of India with other cities that are important for either business or tourism. As Shatabdi Express is a day train, so return to the starting station the same day. That is why most of the coaches in Shatabdi Express have no berths but only air-conditioned seats with wider legroom space. The Shatabdi Express has certain advantages as compared to other Indian trains. It generally stops at platform number 1 at most of the stations. The meaning of Shatabdi is centenary that is why in 1988 the Minister of Railways, Madhav Rao Scindia started the first Shatabdi train to commemorate the birthday of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. Now the Shatabdi Express runs from New Delhi to Bhopal and that is why, it is also called as the Bhopal Shatabdi Express. Indian railways have introduced two most opposite variants of Shatabdi Express. One is the Swarna Shatabdi Express, which is the most luxurious train of Indian Railway, and the other one is Jan-Shatabdi Expresses that is lower-priced version of shatabdi express, which is affordable for common people. This Jan shatabdi is without air-conditioning facility but the speed of it is comparable with Shatabdi Express.
Shatabdi Express- the superfast train
The Shatabdi Express trains have much higher standard when compared with other Indian trains. The travelers in Shatabdi Express are served with meals, breakfast, snacks, coffee or tea, a glass of canned juice and a one-liter water bottle. Even on board, entertainment systems are installed on some Shatabdi Express trains so the passengers can now watch their favorite television serials and movies directly via satellite.
The reservation of berths and seats is to be done in advance in Shatabdi Express before boarding the train, as there is no facility of unreserved accommodation in the Shatabdi Express. Now, current booking system is available in few Shatabdi Express so you can book your ticket a couple of hours earlier before your departure.
Now the passengers can check the timetable and schedule of shatabdi trains through the website of Indian railways. The availability of seats and waiting can also be confirmed online. The passengers are provided with seat numbers to avoid any inconvenience and maintain civil discipline in the train. Before going anywhere through shatabdi, you can easily do online booking to have a comfortable journey.