Here’s a good news for the Indian Railways. It will launch the Utkrisht Double-Decker AC Yatri (Uday) Express in July. The double-decker train is a special class service for the overnight journey on high-demand routes like Delhi-Lucknow.
The 120-seater AC coach will have comfortable reclining chairs and will have large automatic food and tea/cold drink vending machines for passengers. Also, there will be large LCD screens in every coach with Wi-Fi speaker system.
But the fare? Well, it will be lower than 3AC class in regular mail/express trains.
A senior railway ministry official said the USP of the double-decker Uday is providing better passenger amenities in less than 3AC fare.
The train will have 40 percent more carrying capacity than other trains, so it will help the public transporter clear the rush in high-demand routes.
But this special train will not have sleeper berths despite being an overnight service. The official stated many measures have been taken to make the journey more comfortable with added facilities.
There will be comfortable seats with sufficient leg space to relax at night. The interior of the coaches will be also decorated. It will be aesthetically designed to give a modern look and the toilets will be bio-toilets.
There will be a facility for providing pre-cooked hot food from food vending boxes in each coach.
The train was announced in rail budget 2016-17. The speed of the train will be 110 km per hour on high-density routes.