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Shatabdi Express Trains  
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Aug 29 2011 (22:18)

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Shatabdi Express Trains

Aug 29 2011 (22:15)
News Entry# 36054  Indian Railways Shatabdi Express Trains  
Posted by: rdb*^   Added by: rdb*^  Aug 29 2011 (22:18)
Traveling is not only a necessity but also a passion for many. Traveling is done by various modes of transport, and different people prefer different means of transport such as road, air or by rails. Railway proves to be one of the most trusted and reliable means of transport. Moreover, it is a feasible means of transport as it is affordable for all and caters to almost all strata’s of income level. Railway tickets can be made available by railway booking. The railway booking 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 onboard 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...
national railways have made the railway booking facility available online on their official website. Using this online facility, people can easily make their booking using their computer. For making a railway booking online, people can view available trains between the two stations and can make the railway booking in the train suiting their date of travel and time of journey as well. Also, while making an online railway booking, people can view the availability of seats in that particular train in the compartment of their choice. This has enabled a person take a better decision regarding their traveling schedule.
In the year 1988, to celebrate the 100th birthday of the First Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, Indian Railways came up with one of the fastest trains named as the Shatabdi Express with Shatabdi meaning ‘hundred’ in hindi. These trains were made for short to medium distances travelling at a speed of 100-130 kmph. As on 1st July 2010, The Indian Railways operated 13 pairs of Shatabdi Expresses. These are day trains generally offering air conditioned seats (and not berth) with a wider leg space along with high quality food to the passengers. In their drive to be the best trains by Indian Railways, these trains also offers a multitude of Shatabdi train enquiry services. The Shatabdi train enquiry services include telephonic services with numbers 131, 3366177, 3366162 catering to general enquiry and 3348686, 3348787 to reservations enquiry along with sms services where enquiry can be done just by sending sms to 57886. The Shatabdi train enquiry services also include internet services through Indian Railways website www.indianrail.gov.in having a special section for the Shatabdi trains. For manual Shatabdi train enquiry service, one can go to any of the enquiry centers located at various railway stations across the country.
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