Ranchi Rajdhani Express

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Ranchi Rajdhani Express
Ranchi Rajdhani passing Anand Vihar with a WAP 7 locomotive.JPG
Service type Rajdhani express
Locale Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi
Current operator(s) Indian Railways
Start Ranchi Junction
End New Delhi
Distance travelled 1,306 km (812 mi) / 1,341 km (833 mi)
Average journey time 17 hours 40 minutes / 16 hours 55 minutes
Service frequency Bi - Weekly(via Daltonganj) / Bi - Weekly(via Bokaro)
Train number(s) 12453 / 12454; 12439/12440
On-board services
Class(es) AC 1st Class, AC 2 Tier, AC 3 Tier
Seating arrangements AVAILABLE
Sleeping arrangements AVAILABLE
Catering facilities AVAILABLE (included in the ticket)
Observation facilities LHB COACHES
Entertainment facilities NOT AVAILABLE
Baggage facilities AVAILABLE
Track gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Operating speed 95 km/h (59 mph) average with halts

The 12453/12454 Ranchi Rajdhani Express connects Ranchi and New Delhi. It is the fastest train on the Ranchi - Delhi sector.[1]

(New Delhi - Ranchi) Rajdhani express route map.png


The 12453/12454 Rajdhani Express is the fastest train on the Ranchi - Delhi sector. It runs four days in a week on between Ranchi and Delhi.[2] It operates as train number 12453 from Ranchi to New Delhi Railway Station and as train number 12440.

It has four halts in 12453 direction at Tori, Daltonganj, Mughalsarai Junction and Kanpur Central Junction.

A separate Ranchi Rajdhani (Train no. 12439/12440) via Grand Chord route is also there via Bokaro, Gomoh, Gaya.

Loco link[edit]

This train is hauled by a WAP 4/WAP 7 locomotive of Ghaziabad shed in both directions.


On 12 May 2012,30 people reported ill after eating the food and numerous of passengers vomited .


This table shows the time-table of 12453/12454 Rajdhani Express (via Daltonganj).

Station Code Station Name

12453 - Ranchi to New Delhi

12454 - New Delhi to Ranchi

Arrival Departure Arrival Departure
RNC Ranchi Source 17:10 11:00 Destination
DTO Daltonganj 22:03 22:05 04:55 05:00
GHD Garwa Road 22:50 22:55 04:10 04:18
MGS Mughal Sarai Junction 01:47 01:57 01:18 01:28
CNB Kanpur Central 05:45 05:50 21:00 21:05
NDLS New Delhi 10:50 Destination Source 16:10

The 12439/12440 Rajdhani Express (via Bokaro) has a journey time of 16 hours and 55 minutes. It covers 1307 km at the average speed of 95 km/h and touches a top speed of 130 km/h in Gaya – New Delhi section of route. The 12439 Rajdhani Express (via Bokaro) departs Ranchi Junction at 5:55pm in the evening and reaches New Delhi at 10:50 in the morning. And the 12440 Rajdhani Express (via Bokaro) departs New Delhi at 16:05pm in the evening and reaches Ranchi Junction at 9:10am in the morning.