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Humsafar Express: Sneak peek into Indian Railways’ new fully AC 3-tier train

Tue September 13 2016, 12:44 pm
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    Indian Railways is all set to roll out the Humsafar Express in October, meeting another promise made by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu during his Railway Budget speech. Humsafar Express has been envisioned as a fully air-conditioned three-tier service. It is one of the three trains that were announced for reserved passengers.

    The others Tejas and UDAY, are still in works. Humsafar Express is being made at the Rail Coach Factory (RCF) Kapurthala and FE Online has learned that two rakes of the new train are currently in the final stages of manufacturing. We bring you an exclusive sneak-peek into the Humsafar Express and its features: (Image by Indian Railways)

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    According to Indian Railways, the train's seats will be much more comfortable compared to others in the category. (Image by Indian Railways)

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    The seats have been provided with better padding, say RCF officials. They also have 'more comfortable' head rest for upper berths, the officials say. (Image by Indian Railways)

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    The Humsafar Express will have mobile and laptop charging points with every berth. The trains will also have GPS-based passenger information system. (Image by Indian Railways)

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    This fully air-conditioned LCB (Linke Hofmann Busch) 3-tier coach train will also have all display boards that will also have braille facility for the visually impaired. (Image by Indian Railways)

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    Other features of the proposed train include CCTVs, fire and smoke detection systems. (Image by Indian Railways)

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    The coaches will have bio-toilets, which is in line with Indian Railways vision of ensuring defecation free tracks. (Image by Indian Railways)

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    The toilets will also boast of plush interiors, odour control systems and fire and smoke detection alarms. (Image by Indian Railways)

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    Destinations and schedules of 10 Hamsafar Express, seven Antodaya Express, three each of Uday Express and Tejas Express will find place in the new timetable to be released on October 1. (Image by Indian Railways)

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    The Humsafar Express will also have an optional service for meals. Prabhu, in his Rail Budget speech, had said, that Humsafar and Tejas trains will ensure cost recovery by way of tariff and non-tariff measures.

    And in line with that, Indian Railways plans to keep the fares of Humsafar Express around 20% higher thatn that of normal Mail and Express services. (Image by Indian Railways)

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    Sources told FE Online that two rakes of Humsafar Express (each rake with 20 coaches and 2 power cars) will be ready by month end. (Image by Indian Railways)

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    Sandip sarkar
    Jan 13, 2017 at 11:10 am
    We r educated but no job in Indian Railways. Because Indian Railways no have vacancy of our North East side. Please do something for all Indian candidate.
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      swamy
      Sep 13, 2016 at 2:56 pm
      Porkis do like the Indian achievement and even acknoeledge it, but it is the s of the porkies who don't like it. Its in the DNA, they cannot live peacefully and neither would allow to live peacefully, this is proved since the birth of their religion
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        kap
        Sep 14, 2016 at 4:39 am
        It will just take one journey for the train to be trashed no matter how many times the poor sweeper try to keep it clean...
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          JP SINGHI
          Sep 13, 2016 at 11:05 am
          I REMEMBER IN OR ABOUT 1954 THEN RAILWAY MINISTER LATE LALBAHADUR SHASTRI WHISTLED AND FLAGGED OFF FIRST AC VESTIBULATED EXPRESS WITH MUCH FUN AND FARE SAYING ONLY Rs. 20 PER PENGER WILL BE CHARGED OVER THEN III CL FARE. THIS ACV EXPRESS LATER BECAME FAMOUS KNOWN AS DELUX AND NOW POORVA OR PASCHIM. WHAT IS ITS PRESENT STATUS?SAME IS DURONTO. NOW STOPPING AT ALL NON-COMMERCIAL STOPPAGES AS COMMERCIAL ONE.THIS HUMSAFAR WILL NOT BE DIFFERENT. TIME WILL TELL YOU
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            ram
            Sep 13, 2016 at 3:54 pm
            so now smokers cant smoke even by paying thousands of rupees to the govt...why should they waste their time and not use flights instead....
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              Thejus
              Sep 14, 2016 at 1:41 pm
              there is nothing new...please check for yourself...no one is trying to play down India
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                Anis
                Sep 14, 2016 at 7:06 am
                Suresh Prabhu is the best, absolutely honest and most capable man in the Cabinet. I always find him pleasing. Good to have at least one good man among a bunch of thugs.
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                  mza
                  Sep 13, 2016 at 12:44 pm
                  nothing new just the name only thing new is smoke detectors! good marketing by suresh n modi
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