The first train was operational on December 22, 1851 mainly used for the hauling of construction material in Roorkee. Following this, the first passenger train was introduced between Bori Bunder-Bombay-
At present, the Indian Railway system is believed to be one of the largest and the busiest rail networks in the world. It does not have the world’s fastest train but it has a massive number running between varied stations. Among this long list of trains, there are few fast trains that are the pride of India.
Here is the list of top 5 fastest trains of India:
Bhopal Shatabdi Express
The Bhopal Shatabdi Express is considered to be the fastest train of the country with an average speed of 89.49 km/h, touching a top speed of 161 km/h on the long Delhi-Agra stretch. The train runs between Bhopal Junction and New Delhi, completing the round trip of 1402 km in just 15 hours and 40 minutes.
Kanpur Reverse Shatabdi
The Kanpur Reverse Shatabdi is the second fastest train of India with an average speed of 88.13 km/h. It is a non-stop train that runs between Kanpur Central and New Delhi, completing a round trip of 874 km in a span of 9 hours and 55 minutes.
Sealdah Duronto Express
The Sealdah Duronto is one significant non-stop train in the list of Duronto Express that was first flagged off from Sealdah on September 18, 2009. The train covers a round trip of 2907 km from Sealdah to New Delhi in 32 hours and 40 minutes, maintaining an average speed of 87.99km/h. This is the third fastest train of India.
Allahabad Duronto Express
The Allahabad Duronto Express is also a non-stop train like Saldah Duronto that runs between Allahabad Junction and New Delhi. The train covers a round trip of 1268 km in a time span of 14 hours and 45 minutes, maintaining an average speed of 86.73 km/h.
Mumbai Rajdhani Express
The Mumbai Rajdhani Express runs between Mumbai and Delhi covering a round trip of 2768 km in about 31 hours and 55 minutes. The average speed of the train is 86.7 km/h and is considered to be the fastest train on the Mumbai-Delhi route.
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