AHMEDABAD: The railway board has given the green signal for a third Rajdhani Express to run between Mumbai and Delhi. The train will be launched from Diwali and will also halt at Vadodara. This was decided at a meeting held recently in Vadodara attended by member (traffic) of the board and chief operating managers from all over India.
The Rajdhani will be particularly useful for people making frequent business trips to Delhi as airfares for a Mumbai-Delhi trip have touched Rs 10,000. Interestingly, the engine of the third Rajdhani will carry a painting of Amul Milk.
The train will have 24 compartments, of which 12 will be AC-III coaches. The rest 12 coaches will have an equal number of AC-I and AC-II compartments. There will be no side cars in the super deluxe AC coaches which will make the journey a lot more comfortable. The bathrooms of the train will be designed afresh to add to the luxury of the train.
Railway website to show waiting list earlier
Customers often complain about non-availability of seats in trains. To take care of this, the railway board will soon introduce a new feature on the IRCTC website which will now provide passengers information about the waiting list 20 days before the date of journey. This will help travellers decide whether passengers in the waiting list will be able to get travelling tickets or not. As is the case with air tickets, the railway tickets yet to be allotted will be auctioned in phases.
Karnavati Express to get LSB coaches
Travelling in Karnavati express is going to become more luxurious as several coaches of the train between Ahmedabad and Mumbai are going to be replaced by LSB coaches which are generally given to trains like Rajdhani and Shatabdi. "The coaches have reached the city but the power cart is yet to arrive." said a railway official. The replacing the coaches is going to take place in the days to come.
SOURCE - TOI