The Shatabdi Express which was running between New Delhi to Ludhiana does not had general class seats. The train itself has breakfast, lunch and dinner facilities. As per the decision taken by the Railway Ministry from October 4, six coaches of general class will be added to this train. The name of this train has been changed from Shatabdi Express to Intercity Superfast Express.
The train will depart from New Delhi and stopping at Shakurbasti, Bahadurgarh, Rohtak, Jind, Narwana, Jakhal, Sangrur, Dhuri, Ludhiana, Moga, Jalandhar City, Sultanpur Lodi to Lohian Khas. This train will aslo have halt at Narwana and Jakhal, which was not there before.
Train number 12037 will depart from New Delhi towards Ludhiana on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. On returning train number 12038, from Ludhiana to New Delhi Via Narwana, Jind on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. For the remaining two days,
Monday and Saturday, train number 12043 will run between Moga to New Delhi, and in return the train number 12044/New Delhi to Moga.
After the Shatabdi Express becomes Superfast Intercity, its fare will also be reduced. Earlier, where till Ludhiana used to be 500 rupees, now the fare would be only 90 rupees. Jind to Tohana Rs 50, Rs 60 for Jakhal, Rs 70 for Sangrur. Though it will also have an AC Chair Car coach but six coaches will be of general category. Instead of reservation, you can also travel on this train by taking unreserved tickets from the station. Earlier, ticket booking of this train was not available at Jind railway Junction.
Railway Mains Union branch secretary Ravi Chopra said that for a long time there was a demand for the Shatabdi train to extend this from Ludhiana to Jalandhar. Railways have decided to extend this train till Jalandhar and Lohian Khas by making this train intercity in view of the sentiments of the passengers. This will benefit thousands of pilgrims and devotees.
Railways has decided to change Shatabdi Express to Intercity Superfast running between 12037/38 Ludhiana to New Delhi and train number 12043 and 12044. The first run as Intercity Express will be from 4 October. Train Schedule has been also released.