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It took just 5 hours for new Mumbai–Delhi Rajdhani to go houseful

PW Bureau

With 756 berths in total, the train includes 24 berths in first AC, 156 in AC two-tier and 576 in AC three tier New Delhi: For its maiden voyage, all tickets for the new Rajdhani Express were sold out within five hours, an official said. The bi-weekly train, which was flagged off by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal last week, connects Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) station to Hazrat Nizamuddin (NZM) station in Delhi. With 756 berths in total, the train, taking the number 22221, includes 24 berths in first AC, 156 in AC two-tier and 576 in AC 3-tier.
Unlike the two other Rajdhani trains, the new Rajdhani Express will pass through the central zone, also covering Kalyan, Nasik, Jalgaon, Khandwa, Bhopal, Jhansi, and Agra.
The train, however, will have just one first-AC coach, three second-AC coaches and eight AC 3-tier coaches along with a pantry car. The new train will depart from the NZM station in the national capital every Thursday and Sunday at 4:15 pm. The duration of the journey will be 19 hours and 30 minutes from Mumbai to Delhi and 19 hours and 40 minutes from Delhi to Mumbai. Unlike the two other Rajdhani trains, the new Rajdhani Express will pass through the central zone, also covering Kalyan, Nasik, Jalgaon, Khandwa, Bhopal, Jhansi, and Agra. Additionally, bio-vacuum toilets have also been fitted in two coaches of the train. The coaches will have access to an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot-based entertainment system in each coach.