Jan Shatabdi Express was introduced in 2002. (The word ‘jan’ means 'people' and ‘shatabdi’ means 'century' or 'centenary.') These trains are also called inter-city super fast trains. First Jan Shatabdi Express was run between Guwahati
. Today, 15 pairs of trains run in various parts of the country.
All Jan Shatabdi Expresses have one AC chair car, six non-AC chair cars and two luggage vans each. Its fares are higher than normal those of mail express trains. Catering services available.