NWR’s double-decker train ready to be flagged off

The much-awaited double-decker train scheduled to run between Jaipur and Delhi has finally got safety clearance from Commissioner Railway Safety (CRS), which was the biggest hurdle in its operation. The authorities of the North Western Railways (NWR) are now waiting for the railway board to announce the official date to run the train between the two stations.
It may be recalled that the first ever double-decker train for Rajasthan reached Jaipur on April 11 this year and was handed over to NWR.
“The safety clearance has been given to us by CRS. Thus, we have asked the officials of the concerned departments and NWR’s Jaipur division to be ready for operations,” said a senior officer of NWR. The officials claimed that the train could chug off from the first week of August.
“The ongoing Jaipur-Delhi non-stop has been extended till July 20. If this does not get extension, we hope to replace it with the double-decker that would also be operated on the same time table. One cannot speculate the dates but it appears that we will have permission,” said an officer.
However, there is a possibility that it may be chugged off from August 1.
Lalit Bohara, chief public relations officer of NWR said that the officials of the Jaipur division are ready and are awaiting the final dates. “It can start any time now since we have got safety clearances. The dates would be finalized by the railway board,” Bohara added.
Earlier, NWR authorities were waiting for safety clearance and permission for its maiden run from the railway board.
The train had already had two successful trial runs between Jaipur and Delhi. The double-decker train was announced by former rail minister Mamata Banerjee in her budget for 2011-12.
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