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Hamsafar trains on track from October, fares to be 20pc higher

After high-speed Talgo successfully completed its trial run today, Railway Ministry has announced the launch of Humsafar trains. As per a Railway Ministry official, these trains will be unveiled next month with fares that would

India TV Business Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: September 11, 2016 13:33 IST ]
Hamsafar trains | India TV
Hamsafar trains | India TV

After high-speed Talgo successfully completed its trial run today, Railway Ministry has announced the launch of Humsafar trains.

As per a Railway Ministry official, these trains will be unveiled next month with fares that would be about 20 per cent higher than normal Mail and Express trains.

Announcing some new trains in the Rail Budget for the current fiscal in February, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had introduced Humsafar, a special-class service comprising AC 3-Tier coaches.

"Humsafar would be fully airconditioned third AC service with an optional service for meals," he had said presenting the budget in parliament.

It is a special-class train for inter-city overnight journey with many additional facilities which are otherwise not available in normal AC 3-tier coaches.

The additional features include close circuit TV, GPS-based passenger information systems, fire and smoke detection and suppression systems and mobile/laptop charging points with every berth.

Humsafar will also have improved aesthetics with new interior and exterior colour schemes presenting a futuristic look with the use of vinyl sheets similar to Maharaja Express coaches. Besides, it will also have integrated braille displays.


 

(With IANS inputs)

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