Indian Railways’ To Launch Double Decker Trains For Business Travellers

June 13, 2017, 10:10 PM

The overnight double-decker Uday Express will operate between metro cities (Representational image)
The overnight double-decker Uday Express will operate between metro cities (Representational image)

Indian Railways is set to launch a new premium train service called Utkrisht Double-Decker AC Yatri or Uday Express aimed at business travelers. “We’re launching a product ‘Uday’ for business travelers,” Indian Railways is looking to connect metropolitan centers through the Uday Express service, news agency Press Trust of India quoted Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu as saying at ‘Smart Railway Conclave’ in Delhi. The overnight double-decker train service, called Uday Express, will be equipped with modern facilities. South Western Railway, a unit of Indian Railways, said on microblogging site Twitter. South Western Railway runs train services under three divisions – the Bangalore division, the Hubli Division and the Mysore Division.

“We will be launching Uday Express for business travellers who would start in the night and reach in the morning so that they can save on hotel cost,” Mr Prabhu told PTI, adding that it will have improved amenities.

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The Uday Express trains are slated to run at a speed of 110 kilometres per hour.

The Railway Minister said the Uday Express service will have improved amenities and will cater to high demand sectors, according to the agency.

Uday Express is equipped with comfortable reclining chairs. Its 120-seater AC coach will have large automatic food and beverage vending machines for passengers.

Currently, Railways has undertaken a large number of projects to provide better onboard amenities for passengers.

Uday Express was one of the four new train projects announced by the Railway Minister in the rail budget for 2016-17. The other three types of train services announced by Mr Prabhu are Humsafar, Tejas and Antyodaya.

Source – NDTV


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