Hazrat Nizamuddin - Habibganj Express (also Shaan-e-Bhopal) is a daily superfast train service, connecting Bhopal, the Capital of Madhya Pradesh, India and New Delhi. It has the distinction of being the fastest 'non-Shatabdi', 'non-Rajdhani' and 'non-Sampark Kranti' train in India. The Shaan - E - Bhopal Express is the prestigious, one of the "first" ISO 9002 certified train of India, having high security features and high priority on the Indian Railways.
|First service||May 23, 1999|
|Current operator(s)||West Central Railway zone|
|Distance travelled||701 kilometres (436 mi)|
|Average journey time||10 hrs 55 mins/10 hrs 10 mins|
|Rolling stock||Standard ICF coaches|
|Operating speed||69 kilometres per hour (43 mph) (Avg.)|
It covers the distance of 702 kilometres between Bhopal Habibganj railway station and Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station in Delhi in ten hours and fifty-five minutes (10 hours 55 minutes) and in return journey covers the same distance in 10 hours 10 minutes (10 hours 10 mins). Due to its convenient timings, it is a highly preferred train for passengers commuting to and from Bhopal and Nizamuddin (Delhi).
The return journey train 12156 (Up) departs Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi and reaches Habibganj, Bhopal the following morning. The train travels 702 km from Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi - Habibganj, Bhopal
Its AC First Class, AC 2-tier, AC 3-tier coach as well as the Sleeper coaches are GPS enabled and provide information such as current train speed, distance to final destination, distance to next stop, stoppage station name and timing performance on an LCD display. The train also has special facility of mini pantry and library for the people and is beautifully decorated with photos of heritage sites and also has coach fresheners .The train is very well known for its punctuality, speed and maintenance.
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- "ISO certificate". Retrieved 5 April 2007.
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