1. Antyodaya Express: Sneak-peek into Indian Railways’ new ‘modern’ superfast train for unreserved passengers

Antyodaya Express: Sneak-peek into Indian Railways’ new ‘modern’ superfast train for unreserved passengers

After Deen Dayalu coaches and Humsafar Express, Indian Railways is getting ready to introduce the all new Antyodaya Express.

By: and | Updated: December 15, 2016 6:34 PM
Antyodaya Express, Antyodaya Express train route, Antyodaya train, Antyodaya Express features, Antyodaya Express photos Antyodaya Express has been envisioned as an unreserved, superfast service, that will ply on high density routes.

After Deen Dayalu coaches and Humsafar Express, Indian Railways is getting ready to introduce the all new Antyodaya Express. The Antyodaya Express was first announced by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in this year’s Railway Budget and sources tell FE Online that the train will be ready by the end of this month. “20 coaches and two power cars will be sent to the South Eastern Railway division by December 25,” a person close to the matter told FE Online.

Antyodaya Express has been envisioned as an unreserved, superfast service, that will ply on high density routes. “Antyodaya Express will be a long-distance, fully unreserved, superfast train service, for the common man to be operated on dense routes,” Prabhu had said in his speech. The train will have modern facilities and multiple comforts for the unreserved passenger, a move that is likely to benefit and bring cheer to the common man.

Antyodaya Express, Antyodaya Express train route, Antyodaya train, Antyodaya Express features, Antyodaya Express photos Antyodaya Express interior: Top shot

Antyodaya Express will be similar to the Deen Dayalu coaches that Railways introduced earlier this year. The only difference is that Antyodaya Express will be a full train, that is its coaches will be connected (vestibule). The seats of the Antyodaya Express will be more comfortable compared to the general sleeper class ones. The train will also boast of water purifiers, toilet occupation indication display boards, bio-toilets, fire extinguishers with anti-theft arrangement, cushioned luggage racks with coat hooks, LED lights, more mobile charging points and enhanced capacity dustbins. “The toilets in Antyodaya Express will be modular just like those in the AC-1st class coach of Rajdhani Express,” sources said.

Antyodaya Express, Antyodaya Express train route, Antyodaya train, Antyodaya Express features, Antyodaya Express photos Antyodaya Express has water purifiers and fire extinguishers.

The LHB-type (Linke Hofmann Busch) coaches are being manufactured at the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai. The interior panelling of the coaches has been done with aluminium composite panels, similar to Deen Dayalu.

Antyodaya Express, Antyodaya Express train route, Antyodaya train, Antyodaya Express features, Antyodaya Express photos Antyodaya Express interior: Comfortable seats

Here are the three known routes of the Antyodaya Express.

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Prabhu had announced five new services in this year’s Railway Budget; Deen Dayalu coaches, Humsafar Express, Antyodaya Express, Tejas and UDAY (Utkrisht DoubleDecker Air-conditioned Yatri). While Deen Dayalu coaches have started plying, Humsafar Express will soon begin service on the Anand Vihar-Gorakhpur route.

While Tejas is being manufactured by RCF, UDAY is also expected to be ready next year. With new trains, the Indian Railways is increasingly focusing on passenger comfort and safety, and we hope that rail travel in India continues to improve in the coming years.

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    Jennifer
    Dec 15, 2016 at 2:26 am
    Congi bhakts spotted, it is even more easier.
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      RAHUL
      Dec 14, 2016 at 7:14 pm
      Bakw hai suresh prabhu ji ko or country me ja kar dekhna chahiye ki waha ke train ke compartment kase hai train ke ta paise waiste karne chahiye
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        George Cv
        Dec 14, 2016 at 1:47 pm
        Bhakt spotted ! Easy to identify from the tone !!
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          Raju Katare
          Dec 14, 2016 at 6:27 pm
          புதிய ரயில் பெட்டிகள்
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            Arvind Rao
            Dec 15, 2016 at 3:49 am
            People will spit paan and spoil the coaches in minutes.I'm well versed with the commuters in the SE railway zone
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              M V
              Dec 15, 2016 at 2:11 am
              Any good move needs to be appreciated. Personally, this was my desire for the last 3 decades (sine my age was 25), why Indian Railway was not taking care of common man , preferred to travel by unreserved coaches. While every Express Train has got 20 reserved coaches, why only maximum 2 or 3 unreserved/general coaches? Why human beings are treated worse than luggage/animals? Pengers hanging on foot-boards, sitting toiets, sitting in path-way, travelling from Ernakulam to Gauhati in this horrible way. So, I am extremely happy that common man to some extent, at least for having he also paid for travel, he needs to be given his due accommodation, which is fair. Kudos to Mr. Prabhu on this initiative, though he introduced all penger un-friendly moves like losing your entire money if you fail to cancel reserved tickets before certain time limit (even b4 train left) rather looting pengers becoz Railways enjoy monopoly status. Mr. Prabhu ignored the spirit of MR TP Act despite being in Govt. Private Bus operators are far better in this aspect. He should review and rever de his decision in this regard soon and be penger-friendly and take nominal charges for cancellation but not exorbitant and looting through the powers of State he enjoys. Thanx one good step by Mr. Prabhu - Antyidays. Kudos to you from common man!
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                M V
                Dec 15, 2016 at 2:14 am
                My rating for Antyidays 5 stars. My Rating for cancellation charges 0 stars for Mr. Prabhu!
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                  M V
                  Dec 15, 2016 at 2:12 am
                  Plz post my suggestion. Plz don't moderate. It's the vie of common man.
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                    Nalin
                    Dec 14, 2016 at 11:21 am
                    @sureshpprabhu @RailMinIndia Can you please provide digital screen to display present and next station information in #AntyodayaExpress. This facility is very much required in all the trains. please if you can add the same in existing sleeper coaches it would be great.
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                      Tanmay bhattacharjee
                      Dec 15, 2016 at 3:07 am
                      Very very nice look
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                        Rajkumar
                        Dec 15, 2016 at 10:30 pm
                        I give 5 star rating for coach but my request to prabhu ji please arrangement cleanes in coach panger spoil coach. Cleanes in a hour so in really must punishable ofance for littering coach and must responsible railway staff for cleanes in coach every train
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                          mza
                          Dec 14, 2016 at 5:25 pm
                          mentality characterstics of blind modi bhakt
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                            mza
                            Dec 14, 2016 at 11:43 am
                            whts special nothing new just icf coaches replaced by lhb coaches no additional features! eye wash brain wash n increaed fare by prabhu g modi
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