Railways are the second fastest mode of transport. It is also the most dependable mode of transport. Indian Railways manages the fourth-largest railway network in the world. It is well-known for its quality service and low cost.
Due to this benefit, millions of people use it to travel daily. The ever-so ambitious Indian Railways has been planning something bigger than ever before as it is aiming to become the world’s first 100 per cent ‘green railways’!
For the unversed, the Indian Railways is the world’s eighth-largest employer with a total of 1.4 million employees. The oldest working Indian locomotive that is still in operation is the Fairy Queen, which worked with a steam engine. The first Indian locomotive was built in 1855.
Indian Railways have 5 luxury trains namely Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, Palace on Wheels (Rajasthan), The Golden Chariot (Karnataka and Goa), The Maharajas’ Express (begins in Delhi but the itinerary differs) and The Deccan Odyssey (begins in Maharashtra but itinerary differs).
We have seen plenty of fastest trains in India. Now, in this article, we will now take a look at the five fastest trains in India. It’s important to note that operational speed may vary due to various factors such as track conditions, weather conditions, and train maintenance.
- Vande Bharat Express: Also known as Train 18, Vande Bharat Express is the fastest train in India with an operational speed of 180 km/h. It runs between New Delhi and Varanasi.
- Gatimaan Express: Gatimaan Express is the second-fastest train in India with an operational speed of 160 km/h. It runs between New Delhi and Jhansi.
- Bhopal Shatabdi Express: Bhopal Shatabdi Express is the third-fastest train in India with an operational speed of 150 km/h. It runs between New Delhi and Bhopal.
- Mumbai-New Delhi Rajdhani Express: Mumbai-New Delhi Rajdhani Express is the fourth-fastest train in India with an operational speed of 140 km/h.
- Mumbai-New Delhi Rajdhani Express: Sealdah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express is the fifth-fastest train in India with an operational speed of 135 km/h.