New Generation LHB coaches Mumbai – New Delhi Rajdhani Express
Welcome the new generation LHB coaches Mumbai – New Delhi Rajdhani Express
The first Rajdhani Express was introduced by the Indian Railways in the year 1969, between Delhi and Howrah. This fully air-conditioned, Superfast Deluxe was an instant hit. Part of the Indian travelling population, earlier looked at the prospect of railway journey as tiresome and messy. But after the introduction of Rajdhani Express, due to high speed, comfort and shorter travel time, it was highly appreciated.
The second Rajdhani was introduced by Indian Railways in 1972 on Mumbai-Delhi route. It was a Bi-weekly service leaving Mumbai Central on Wednesdays and Sundays and from New Delhi on Fridays and Mondays with nine coaches, including two generator cum brake vans, an air-conditioned pantry and six chair cars. It took a little over 19 hours. Those days, it was possible to get reservations fairly easily.
Milestones of Mumbai Rajdhani Express
- 17th May, 1972 – Rajdhani Express introduced on Mumbai-Delhi Trunk Route as Bi-weekly Train. It was numbered as 151 Dn /152 Up.
- 2nd October, 1981 – Number of coaches increased to 18, hauled by two locomotives – called “Double Headed Rajdhani”.
- 19th November, 1982 – Rajdhani Express started running 4 days a week.
- 1st April, 1983 – It started plying 5 days a week.
- · 1st November, 1989 – Its services made available for 6 days a week. The train was renumbered as 2951 Dn /2952 Up.
- 15th May, 1992 – 3 Tier AC coaches introduced in Rajdhani Express in replacement of Chair Car coaches.
- 2nd October, 2000 – Rajdhani service started on all days a week.
You get into the train in time for evening tea. Heavy baggage, the bane of the Indian travellers, is booked into the brake van so you need not graze your shins against tin trunks and baggage that looked as if families were changing homes! You find your seat against a background of polite attendants, curtained windows and the hush of air-conditioned comfort. As the prestigious train pulls out, its esteemed passengers are served savoury snacks and hot & cold beverages. A little past sunset and hot and fresh veg. and non-veg. dinner makes the rounds, which the passengers sumptuously relish before calling it a day. All in all a great journey with exclusive ambiance and service.
The new LLHB coaches have superior suspension improving riding quality, improved microprocessor controlled anti-skid disc brake system, improved safety through tougher body and coupling with anti-climbing features, use of stainless steel and 6 speed potential of 180 kmph.
As the train reaches its destination, the traveller is as fresh as he was when he first started out. No wonder businessmen and executives prefer it to air travel and use it so frequently to get from the financial to the political capital and back in the minimum possible time and in doing so passes through 6 states, i.e., Maharashtra, Gujrat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Union Territoryof Delhi. The popular & prestigious 12951 Rajdhani Express chugs out from Mumbai Central Station daily at 17:00 hrs & arrives at New Delhi the next day at 8:35 hrs. In the return direction, the 12952 Rajdhani Express leaves New Delhi at 16:25 hrs to reach Mumbai Central the next day at 8:15 hrs.