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Mumbai, Jaipur to get AC double-decker trains

Last updated on: July 24, 2012 11:27 IST

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The much awaited fully air conditioned double-decker trains between Delhi-Jaipur and Mumbai-Ahmedabad are set to be launched soon as both of them have got safety clearance.

Photographs, courtesy: Kapurthala coach factory.

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"We have got the safety certification from the Commissioner Railway Safety (CRS) after meeting all requirements in the due process. Now the date for flagging off the two AC double-decker trains has to be finalised," said a senior Railway Ministry official.

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The safety clearance was pending with the CRS who gives the nod for newly introduced trains to run. Both the trains have already had a trial run on their respective routes.

The double-decker services on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad and Jaipur-Delhi routes were announced in the 2011-12 railway budget, but they could not be started last year because of the delay in getting safety clearance and manufacturing of double-decker coaches.

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There is already an AC double-decker train operational between Howrah and Dhanbad. There were certain modifications in the manufacturing design for the Jaipur and Mumbai route.

The coaches are being manufactured at Kapurthala coach factory.

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According to the schedules, the AC double-decker train will leave Mumbai Central at 6 am and reach Ahmedabad at 1 p.m.

In the return direction, train will leave Ahmedabad at 2.20 p.m. and reach Mumbai Central at 9.40 p.m.

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The AC double-decker coach has a seating capacity of 120 and every coach has fire extinguishers on its gate.

Equipped with fully automatic doors, each coach has 8 emergency windows, mini pantry including fridge and microwave.

The AC double-decker will depart from Jaipur at 6 a.m. and would reach Delhi Cantonment at 10.05 a.m. and Delhi Sarai 10.30 a.m.



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