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AC double-decker train to run on Jaipur-Delhi tracks

JAIPUR, April 12, 2012, DHNS:

The much awaited double-decker air-conditioned train between Jaipur and Delhi is all set to have its maiden run within a few days.

The air-conditioned wagons for the train reached Jaipur on Wednesday evening and the authorities of north western railways (NWR) will give the green signal to its maiden run after the test run between Jaipur and Delhi Sarai Rohilla.

Mamata Banerjee during her tenure as railway minister had announced the project in her budget for 2011-12.


According to railway officials, the trial run will be conducted within a few days and after technical clearances the train will be regularly run.

"We are expecting its maiden run within a week. The dates will be finalised soon," said Lalit Bohara, chief public relations officer, NWR.

The double-decker train was designed and developed indigenously by Research Development and Standard Organisation at the Kapurthala rail coach factory.

Bohra said, “It will have 13 coaches with a seating capacity for 120 passengers in each coach. The lower floor of the train has a capacity of 70 passengers while the upper floor has a capacity of 50 passengers.’”

The train will replace the Jaipur-Delhi non-stop special train. It will have stops at Gurgaon, Delhi Cant and Delhi Sarai Rohilla at the same timings. The train will leave Jaipur at 6 am and reach Sarai Rohilla in Delhi by 10:30. It will return at 5: 35 pm to reach Jaipur at 10: 05pm.

According railway sources, the train fare is Rs 347 from Jaipur to the last stop at Sarai Rohilla.
The fare from Jaipur to Gurgaon will be Rs 327, from Jaipur to Delhi Cant it is Rs 337 and  from Jaipur to Delhi Sarai Rohilla it is Rs 347.

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