Top 10 Fastest Trains in India in 2021
India has one of the biggest railway networks, connecting all its constituent states, metro cities, major towns, and almost all the big, small villages of the reachable and isolated areas of the country.
Often referred to as the ‘transport lifeline of the nation’, railways are one of the most preferred modes of transport for common people as it serves as one of the cheapest and convenient modes of transportation.
Being the fourth-largest railways in the world, the Indian Railway Department is constantly working for the development and betterment of its network. New models and design and technology is being constantly brought into the Indian Railways system to improve its efficiency and make the transportation easier and comfortable.
Railways entirely depend upon the quality of trains it has in its network. Speed is one of the major factors that decide the quality of trains.
Everyone wants to reach their destination as sooner as possible. So there is a huge demand for high-speed trains. There are few fast trains in India that are making it possible for people all over the country to move about frequently and cover a large distance in a small span of time.
So now let’s talk about some of the high-speed trains in India.
Earlier the fastest train in India was the famous ‘Bhopal Shatabdi’ express that has a speed of 150 km/hr. Then ‘Gatimaan’ Express had taken over that and currently, Vande Bharat Express is the fastest train of India.
Let us now take a look at the top 10 fastest trains in India:
At present, the fastest train in India is Vande Bharat Express. It achieved a maximum speed of 180km/hr during test drives and runs at a speed of 160km/hr on a commercial basis.
It runs between Varanasi and the capital of India- Delhi. It is also the first among the trains which are completely manufactured in India.
Being India’s 2nd fastest train, Gatimaan Express connects the junction between New Delhi and Agra.
The train covers this distance within 100 minutes and it has a speed of nearly 160 km/hr.
The next name on the list of the top ten fastest trains in India is Shatabdi, Bhopal.
The speed of this train is as high as 155 km/hr. It covers the stretch between New Delhi and Agra and connects all major places between this stretch.
Do you wish to travel on some super-fast train in India? Rajdhani Express is one of the best options for you.
Rajdhani Express is one of the fastest trains in India that joins all the major cities of India to its Rajdhani -Delhi.
The famous Duronto Express is another fastest train of India that covers the stretch between Sealdah and New Delhi.
The Duronto Express covers longer distances with lesser halts. The Sealdah Express is the fastest ‘Duronto Express’ that operates at a speed of 135 km/hr.
The train is powered by the WAP-4 and WAP-7 locomotive engines.
Delhi Airport Metro Express:
Having 132 km/hr operating speed, the Delhi Airport Metro Express is one of the top-rated Indian trains.
It has the speed of any Indian Metro train and it goes from “Yellow Line of Delhi Metro’. The amenities of the train are like lavish metro and people do prefer this train to travel.
Kanpur Reverse Shatabdi:
This is the second Shatabdi Express train for Kanpur Central while ‘Lucknow Swarna’ is the first one.
This train is prominent and its timetable is the reverse version to that of the Lucknow and is another superfast Indian train.
Howrah Rajdhani Express:
Howrah Rajdhani Express is one of the most prestigious trains in India that connects New Delhi and Kolkata’s Famous-Howrah station.
With the capability of attaining speed up to 130 km/hr, it is one of the famous high speed ‘Rajdhani Class’ trains of the Indian Railways.
Howrah Ranchi Shatabdi Express:
Powered with WAP 4 and WAP 7 locomotive engines, Howrah Ranchi Shatabdi Express is one of the fastest trains in India with an operating speed of 130 km/hr.
It joins the regions between Howrah, West Bengal, and Ranchi, Jharkhand.
The distance between these two cities is almost 425 km and the train covers this distance within 7 hours.
Bandra Nizamuddin Garib Rath Express:
Being a part of the ‘Garib Rath’ category, Bandra Nizamuddin Garib Rath Express is amongst the fastest trains of the nation.
The train is fitted with WAP 5/ WAP 7 locomotive engines and it has a maximum speed of 130 km/hr.
The train is fitted with the finest amenities such as air conditions, clean toilets, clean seats, and lots more.
This was the list of the top 10 fastest trains in India.
Indian Railways have a few more superfast trains like ‘Mumbai to Ahmedabad Double Decker Express, Lokmanya Tilak Nizamuddin AC Express, which is one of the fastest AC Express trains in the Indian Railways. This train operates at a speed of 120 km/hr and many more names are there.
But it is not sufficient at the global level competition. Indian Railways is constantly trying to collaborate with other nations and bring some more fast trains and bullet trains. I hope, we can see some more superfast trains in India in the next few decades.
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