Shatabdi express is a series of very efficient and comfortable set of trains which is a super fast passenger train being functional and operated by the Indian Railways. Shatabdi Express is a super fast- inter-city, air conditioned train which provides region wise connection between major cities which do not involve overnight journeys.
It serves as a connection between metro cities and certain business centers within the cities. They are super fast prestigious trains provided by the Indian railways which runs short distances and returns to its station of origin the very same day. This is mostly helpful and useful for the business class.
During the early stages of its evolution in Indian in the year 1988 it was criticized heavily for the luxury it provided in a poor country. However with the passage of time people learned about its usage and importance in terms of its luxury and speed.
Shatabdi express is a fully air-conditioned train and has set reasonably high standards in terms of its service and luxury compared to most other Indian rail coaches. The passengers have to wait only at a selected few stations and the ordeal off waiting at consecutively every next station is saved.
Passengers in the Shatabdi express are all provided with a one-litre bottle by the railways owned subsidiary Railway Neer, a literal translation of the word water. Apart from this the travelers are even provided with snacks, breakfast/ meals, coffee- tea etc.
Due to its growing popularity and requirement Indian railway operates 12 pairs of Shatabdi express out of which eight originate from New Delhi itself to places like Bhopal, lucknow, Ajmer, Dehradun, Amritsar and kalkaji. Two of them cruise from Chennai to Banglore and Mysore and one each from Calcutta to Ranchi and lastly from Mumbai to Ahemdabad.
In a nutshell, Shatabdi express is not only super fast- with all amenities but they are above all ideal for quick and comfortable daytime travel.