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Mumbai-Ahmedabad AC Double Decker train introduced

Mumbai: September 20,2012

The long wait for another better train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad culminated on Thursday, with the Union Minister of State for Railways, Bharatsinh Solanki flagging off the fully air conditioned Double Decker Express train from Kalupur station. The decked up train left Mumbai Central on its return journey at 2.20 p.m. with 40 per cent occupancy.

This is the third AC double decker service of the Indian Railways, after the Howrah-Dhanbad and Delhi-Jaipur trains.

Each compartment of the train accommodates 120 passengers 50 on the upper deck, 48 on the lower decka dn 22 towards the ends. The train has reclining chairs with fire retardant upholstery, snack tables, charging sockets and adjustable footrests. The luggage racks, modular lavatories and controlled distance toilet system are aesthetic. GPS-based information system is fitted on the train.

The Railways plan to introduce more such services on busy routes, with Bangalore-Chennai and Bhopal-Indore being the next in line.

 
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