Humsafar express and Antyodaya express flagged off earlier in the day New Delhi, Feb 27: Speaking on the occasion Ministry of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that “This is the fourth Humsafar Express to be launched and it will cross the entire country from North to South. Humsafar train is a fully Air Conditioned 3 AC service having facilities like GPS based Passenger Information System, Passenger announcement System, fire and smoke detection and suppression system, CCTVs, comfortable seats, mobile and laptop charging points, integrated Braille display, LCD display above compartment doors in the aisle, Fire retardant curtains, etc.” He... more...
also said that, “Today we are launching the country’s first Antyodaya Express to be launched. Tejas and UDAY Express will be launched soon. Antyodaya Express is a long-distance, fully unreserved, superfast train service, for the common man to be operated on dense routes. Antyodaya Express will have facilities like Cushioned luggage racks which can serve as seats Additional hand holds in doorway area, J-Hook near longitudinal luggage racks, Multiple Unit cables at both ends of the coach, Vestibuled ends for internal movement of the passengers, Potable Drinking water dispenser, Mobile charging points, Fire Extinguisher with anti-theft lock, FRP (Fibre Reinforced Plastic) Modular Toilets, Pleasing interior colour scheme, Toilet Occupation indication display board, LED Lights, SS Slip-free flooring at Doorway & Gangway, Anti-Graffiti coating for exterior painting, etc.” Shri Prabhu further said that “In this new Catering Policy food production and food distribution will be delinked. This will be a marriage between the best of both worlds. Food can be cooked anywhere like the state of the art kitchens of IRCTC in a hygienic manner using mechanized system. Food can be distributed using professionals from the hospitality industry. For making of food SHGs especially women SHGs can be used which will benefit them.”
He also said that “Parcel is the fastest moving freight business of Indian Railways. Through this new Business Parcel Policy not only India Post but any private player can also book space in trains for movement of their Business Parcel. Before rolling out this scheme on All India basis test was done on 2 trains viz, Train No. 15959 Howrah-Guwahati-Dibrugarh Kamrup Express between Howrah and Guwahati and Train No. 12721 Hyderabad-Nizamuddin Deccan Express between Hyderabad and Nizamuddin . After the success of the test today this scheme is rolled out at All India level.” Salient Features of Services / Policies launched: Humsafar Express Indian Railways introduced a new Humsafar Express between Sriganganagar and Tiruchchirapalli viz. 14715/14716 Sriganganagar-Tiruchchirapalli Humsafar Express (Weekly). The train service inaugurated on 27.02.2017 by Minister of Railways through video conferencing from Rail Bhawan, New Delhi. As announced in Railway Budget 2016-17, Humsafar Express are fully air-conditioned third AC service with an optional service for meals. Till date, 3 Humsafar Express trains have been introduced on Indian Railways. The abstract schedule including timings, composition, stoppages etc. of the train service to be introduced is as under: 14715/14716 Sriganganagar-Tiruchchirapalli Humsafar Express (Weekly)
The Railways have increased the sectional speed in the Poonkunnam- Guruvayur section from the existing 50 km per hour to 90 km per hour. Revised The departure of five passenger trains running in the section has been revised and these trains will have a late start by five minutes. However, there will be no change in the timings of these five passenger trains at... more...
other stations, the Railways said. The train number and revised departure time is as follows: Train 56365 Guruvayur-Punalur Passenger-6 a.m., Train 56371 Guruvayur-Ernakulam Passenger- 6.45 a.m., Train 56375 Guruvayur-Ernakulam Passenger-12.55 p.m..; Train 56373, Guruvayur-Thrissur Passenger- 9.05 a.m.; Train 56403 Guruvayur-Thrissur Passenger-5.10 p.m.
The Thrissur Passenger Association will organise a function in connection with flagging off of the new passenger train between Kozhikode and Thrissur. The service will be introduced from November 18. The train was announced in the Railway Budget 2013-14.
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