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AC double-decker train for Jaipur to be flagged off on Aug 16

PTI 13 Aug 2012, 21:05:32 PM IST
New Delhi, Aug 13: Come August 16, journey between Delhi and Jaipur can be a new experience as people will have the opportunity of travelling by AC double-decker train.

The much-awaited AC double-decker train will be flagged off by Railway Minister Mukul Roy on August 16 from Sarai Rohilla station here, according to Railway Ministry officials.

The train will cover the distance between the national capital and the Pink city in about five hours.

A daily service, the train will leave Sarai Rohilla at 5.35 PM and reach Jaipur at 10.05 PM.

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

There is already an AC double-decker train operational between Howrah and Dhanbad.

There were certain modifications in the manufacturing design for Jaipur and Mumbai route. The coaches are being manufactured at Kapurthala coach factory in Punjab.

The AC double-decker coach has a seating capacity of 120 and every coach has fire extinguishers near its gate. Equipped with fully automatic doors, each coach has 8 emergency windows, mini-pantry including fridge and microwave.

The AC double-decker service between Mumbai and Ahmedabad is also expected to be flagged off this month.