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Humsafar trains will run in the coming months

Humsafar trains will run in the coming months

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had announced the plying of Humsafar trains in his Rail budget speech this year. The Minister announced the launching of three reserved trains including Tejas, UDAY and Humsafar. Another train Antyodaya superfast express is intended for the common man. The train will have only unreserved coaches in order to help the poor and economically backward to reach their destinations in a speedy manner.

Humsafar express train is fully air-conditioned with three-tier coaches. The services of the train is available to reserved passengers and is aimed at middles class. It has optional meals facility as well.

Many people are waiting for the launch of these superfast express trains. If everything goes as per the plan the train will come on the tracks in the October.

As per the statements of Railway Ministry officials, the Humsafar trains will be plied from next month onwards. The fares will be about 20 per cent more than the charges of normal express trains.

The journey in Humsafar train will be a different experience according to Railway officials. The interiors and exteriors of the Humsafar trains will have a new and innovative look. They will have braille displays in the coaches. The coaches will have aesthetic look with the use of vinyl sheet like in Maharaja Express coaches.

The train is intended to travel between the cities overnight. It has many good features. Some of them include: GPS-based passenger information system, close circuit TV, mobile and laptop charging points in every berth, suppression system, announcement system, CCTV cameras and fire or smoke detection system. It will also have clean coaches with bio-toilets and novel dustbins.

The train is manufactured at the Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala. The seats in the coaches are comfortable as better padding is used for them. The coaches are user-friendly for the disabled as well as the visually challenged.

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