AC double decker train on Delhi-Chandigarh route soon

To cater to the growing number of passengers between Delhi and Chandigarh, Railways has decided to start an AC double decker train between the two cities.

The 12-coach AC double decker train with fire alarm system is expected to be pressed into service by February next year, a senior Railway Ministry official said.

Besides, Railways is mulling to introduce electrical multiple units (EMU) train sets on Delhi-Chandigarh and Delhi-Amritsar routes to reduce the travel time between these cities, the official said.

Train sets are expected to run at a high speed of 130-150 km per hour, thus reducing the travel time.
The Railways will also invite fresh tender for conducting pre-feasibility study of the 450-km long Delhi-Chandigarh- Amritsar high speed train, he said.

New Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal represents the Chandigarh constituency.
“The decision to adopt train sets technology was announced in the 2012-13 Railway Budget. We are planning to introduce it on Delhi-Chandigarh and Delhi-Amritsar routes and a decision to this effect is likely to be taken soon,” he said.

AC double decker with improved passenger-friendly design and capacity of 120 passengers per coach will run at 110 km per hour speed, he said.

“The Rail Coach Factory (RCF) at Kapurthala has been asked to expedite manufacturing of double decker coaches to meet the February target, and Northern Railway is working out the time schedule for introducing the AC double decker train service between Delhi and Chandigarh,” he said.

Indigenously designed, developed and manufactured at RCF Kapurthala, the air-conditioned double decker train was introduced for the first time between Howrah and Dhanbad followed by Delhi-Jaipur and Ahmedabad-Mumbai routes.

There will be two more AC double decker trains for Habibganj-Indore and Chennai-Bangalore routes in the near future, the official said.

Railways has decided to equip all new double decker coaches with automatic smoke detector systems to prevent fire incidents.

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AC double decker train on Delhi-Chandigarh route soon

To cater to the growing number of passengers between Delhi and Chandigarh, Railways has decided to start an AC double decker train between the two cities.

The 12-coach AC double decker train with fire alarm system is expected to be pressed into service by February next year, a senior Railway Ministry official said.

Besides, Railways is mulling to introduce electrical multiple units (EMU) train sets on Delhi-Chandigarh and Delhi-Amritsar routes to reduce the travel time between these cities, the official said.

Train sets are expected to run at a high speed of 130-150 km per hour, thus reducing the travel time. The Railways will also invite fresh tender for conducting pre-feasibility study of the 450-km long Delhi-Chandigarh- Amritsar high speed train, he said.

New Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal represents the Chandigarh constituency.

“The decision to adopt train sets technology was announced in the 2012-13 Railway Budget. We are planning to introduce it on Delhi-Chandigarh and Delhi-Amritsar routes and a decision to this effect is likely to be taken soon,” he said.

AC double decker with improved passenger-friendly design and capacity of 120 passengers per coach will run at 110 km per hour speed, he said.

“The Rail Coach Factory (RCF) at Kapurthala has been asked to expedite manufacturing of double decker coaches to meet the February target, and Northern Railway is working out the time schedule for introducing the AC double decker train service between Delhi and Chandigarh,” he said.

Indigenously designed, developed and manufactured at RCF Kapurthala, the air-conditioned double decker train was introduced for the first time between Howrah and Dhanbad followed by Delhi-Jaipur and Ahmedabad-Mumbai routes.

There will be two more AC double decker trains for Habibganj-Indore and Chennai-Bangalore routes in the near future, the official said. Railways has decided to equip all new double decker coaches with automatic smoke detector systems to prevent fire incidents.

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AC double-decker train’s trial done, to run soon

With the trial-run of the much awaited double-decker air-conditioned train between Jaipur and Delhi successfully completed, it is all set to have its maiden run next month. Authorities are now waiting for the green signal from the Railway Safety Commissioner for its maiden run.

The train ticked all boxes and passed all check parameters during its test-run. The trial run was continued for four days, in which its running was tested at different speeds.

The train will start running between Jaipur and Delhi Sarai Rohilla any day in the next month (May).

It will replace Jaipur-Delhi non-stop special train. The service period of the present non-stop trains is going to end on April 30.

The double-decker train can run only after April 30 as the commuters have reservations in the non-stop trains till late April.

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

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

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 have stops at Gurgaon, Delhi Cantt and Delhi Sarai Rohilla at the same timings. It 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 10:05 pm.

According to railway sources, the ride will cost Rs 347 from Jaipur to the last stop at Sarai Rohilla. The fare from Jaipur to Gurgaon will be Rs 327.

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AC double-decker train’s trial done, to run soon

With the trial-run of the much awaited double-decker air-conditioned train between Jaipur and Delhi successfully completed, it is all set to have its maiden run next month. Authorities are now waiting for the green signal from the Railway Safety Commissioner for its maiden run.

The train ticked all boxes and passed all check parameters during its test-run. The trial run was continued for four days, in which its running was tested at different speeds.

The train will start running between Jaipur and Delhi Sarai Rohilla any day in the next month (May).

It will replace Jaipur-Delhi non-stop special train. The service period of the present non-stop trains is going to end on April 30.

The double-decker train can run only after April 30 as the commuters have reservations in the non-stop trains till late April.

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

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

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 have stops at Gurgaon, Delhi Cantt and Delhi Sarai Rohilla at the same timings. It 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 10:05 pm.

According to railway sources, the ride will cost Rs 347 from Jaipur to the last stop at Sarai Rohilla. The fare from Jaipur to Gurgaon will be Rs 327.

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AC double-decker train gets safety clearance

The first ever air conditioned double-decker train is likely to be launched shortly on the Howrah-Dhanbad route as it has obtained all necessary clearances from the Chief Commissioner Railway Safety (CCRS) after successful trial runs.

“The problems encountered during trial runs like coaches touching the edge of the platform have been sorted out and the Howrah-Dhanbad AC double-decker train with eight coaches would be flagged off soon,” said a senior Railway Ministry official.

The train will have complete sitting accommodation with each coach having a capacity of 128 passengers as compared to 78 passengers in Shatabdi chair cars, thus increasing the sitting space by almost 70 per cent.

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AC double-decker train likely by 2011

India’s first AC double-decker train is expected to go into service by the year end, with Railways successfully completing its trail runs recently.
The train is likely to be introduced as an inter-city service on a high density route, having a separate fare structure, indicated a senior railway official.

The first AC coach was rolled out by Railway Coach Factory Kapurthala in March this year, after which it went for extensive trial runs.
Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee had inspected the coach here on March 31, designed for a maximum speed of upto 160 km per hour.

According to the official, they are in the process of obtaining the speed certificate of upto 105 km per hour.
“Trail run for 130 km per hour is also on in the Agra-Mathura section and this would be completed within this month,” the official said.
The official, however, did not disclose the section where it will be introduced first.

The train will have complete sitting accommodation with each coach having a capacity of 128 passengers as compared to 78 passengers in Shatabdi chair cars, thus increasing the sitting space by almost 70 per cent. Space for the two decks has been generated by optimally using the well space between the two bogies.

End-On-Generation configuration where power for train lighting and air-conditioning is supplied by two power cars, was attached at both ends of the train.
The coaches boasts of many superior features like aesthetically pleasing stainless steel body, high speed Eurofima design bogies with air springs for superior ride quality and many other safety-related features.
The coaches are also fitted with control discharge toilet system.

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