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.