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Humsafar Express to have higher fares

Press Trust of India New Delhi | Updated on January 16, 2018 Published on December 09, 2016

Humsafar Express, a special service comprising only AC-3 coaches with many added facilities, will be launched shortly. It will have higher fares than the usual trains.

“We will announce the fare structure of Humsafar soon but it will be slightly higher than the normal service,” Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said after inspecting the Humsafar coaches here.

Equipped with coffee/tea/soup vending machine, hot and refrigerated pantry and other facilities such as khadi linens and waste basket in each cabin, the first 22-coach Humsafar Express will be pressed into service on dynamic fare system.

“We have announced four new types of trains in our budget. Humsafar is here now, Tejas will soon be introduced, Antodaya is ready and Uday will also be ready,” Prabhu said, adding that the first Humsafar will be launched from Gorakhpur.

Estimated to cost about ₹2.6 crore per coach, some of the special features on Humsafar trains will be CCTV, GPS-based passenger information system, fire and smoke detection and suppression system, mobile and laptop charging points. It will also have integrated Braille displays.

“Humsafar is entirely 3AC train with many new facilities. We have tried to address the concerns of the common passengers in this train by adding these facilities. There are provisions of waste baskets, LED lights, aesthetic interior design, flooring and CCTV for safety,” he said.

“We have provided good quality of khadi linens, passenger information system, fire detection and alarm system. Whatever we have promised in budget will be fulfilled,” he added.

Published on December 09, 2016
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