Bilaspur Rajdhani Express

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Bilaspur Rajdhani Express
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Overview
Service type Superfast, Rajdhani Express
First service 28 October 2001
Current operator(s) Northern Railways
Route
Start New Delhi
Stops 7
End Bilaspur Junction
Distance travelled 1,501 km (933 mi)
Service frequency 12441 Bilaspur New Delhi Rajdhani Express – Tuesday & Saturday. 12442 New Delhi Bilaspur Rajdhani Express – Monday & Thursday
On-board services
Class(es) AC 1st Class, AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier
Seating arrangements No
Sleeping arrangements Yes
Catering facilities Pantry Car Coach attached
Observation facilities Lhb coaches
Technical
Rolling stock Standard Indian Railway Old Rajdhani coaches
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 140 km/h (87 mph) maximum
,73.22 km/h (45 mph), including halts

The 12441 / 42 Bilaspur New Delhi Rajdhani Express is a Superfast express train of the Rajdhani Express category belonging to Indian Railways - Northern Railway zone that runs between Bilaspur Junction and New Delhi in India.

It operates as train number 12441 from Bilaspur Junction to New Delhi and as train number 12442 in the reverse direction serving the states of Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh & Delhi.

Coaches[edit]

The 12441 / 42 Bilaspur New Delhi Rajdhani Express presently has 1 AC First Class, 5 AC 2 tier, 7 AC 3 tier, 2 End on Generator Car & 1 Pantry car coach.

As is customary with most train services in India, Coach Composition may be amended at the discretion of Indian Railways depending on demand.

Service[edit]

The 12441 Bilaspur New Delhi Rajdhani Express covers the distance of 1501 kilometres in 20 hours 45 mins (72.34 km/hr) & in 20 hours 15 mins as 12442 New Delhi Bilaspur Rajdhani Express (74.12 km/hr).

As the average speed of the train is above 55 km/h (34 mph), as per Indian Railway rules, its fare includes a Superfast surcharge.

12442 Bilaspur Rajdhani Express at New Delhi

Routeing[edit]

The 12441 / 42 Bilaspur New Delhi Rajdhani Express runs from Bilaspur Junction via Raipur Junction, Nagpur, Bhopal Junction, Jhansi Junction, Gwalior Junction to New Delhi.

It reverses direction of travel at Nagpur

Traction[edit]

As the route is fully electrified, it is hauled end to end by a powerful Ajni based WAP 7.

Timings[edit]

12441 Bilaspur New Delhi Rajdhani Express leaves Bilaspur Junction every Monday & Thursday at 14:00 hrs IST and reaches New Delhi at 10:45 hrs IST the next day.

12442 New Delhi Bilaspur Rajdhani Express leaves New Delhi every Tuesday & Saturday at 15:45 hrs IST and reaches Bilaspur Junction at 12:00 hrs IST the next day.

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