Point To Point Train Duronto Express Introduced

Union Home Minster P. Chidambaram flagged off the super fast Duronto Express train between Chennai and New Delhi on Monday(21st Sep 2009).


Duronto Express between Chennai Central and Hazrat Nizamuddin
To comply with the budget announcement, Train No.2269 ex: Chennai to Nizamuddin will be introduced with effect from 21.9.2009. Shri P. Chidambaram, Hon'ble Union Minister of Home Affairs will flag off the inaugural train.

T.No.2269 Chennai Central - H.Nizamuddin Duronto Weekly Express will leave Chennai Central at 06.40 hrs. on Monday and arrive H.Nizamuddin at 10.35 hrs. the next day. T.No.2270 H.Nizamuddin - Chennai Central Duronto Weekly Express will leave H.Nizamuddin at 16.00 hrs. on Tuesday and arrive Chennai Central at 20.10 hrs. the next day.

Advance reservation for the above trains will commence from 18.9.2009.

The salient features of the Duronto Train are:
  1. It is a point to point train ex. Chennai to Nizamuddin
  2. Classes available Sleeper, AC 2-tier and AC 3-tier.
  3. Only Senior Citizen Concession is allowed.
  4. Bed Roll will be provided in Sleeper Class on demand and Rs.25/- per trip will be collected from such passenger on train.
  5. No Tatkal Booking
  6. Fare includes catering charges
  7. Catering Services by IRCTC.
  8. Accommodation available by the train is AC 2-tier - 48 berths, AC 3-tier - 224 berths and Sleeper Class - 624 berths.
Comparison of fares
2621 T.N.EXP 2433 RAJDHANI2269DURONTO
AC 2-tierRs.1960Rs.2625Rs.2530
AC 3-tierRs.1429Rs.2005Rs.1925
II SleeperRs.528N/ARs.760
Transit time31hrs28hrs28 hrs

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