New Humsafar Express, Antyodaya Express Trains Coming!
Several new Humsafar Express and Antyodaya Express train services are being introduced to make people journey more comfortable.
Humsafar Express trains offer an all AC-3 tier premium service for overnight journeys while Antyodaya Express trains offer better facilities to unreserved passengers.
In the coming two years, 20 new Humsafar Express and 10 Antyodaya Express trains will be introduced, Indian Railways said.
Indian Railways will manufacture 200 Humsafar Express coaches and 100 Antyodaya Express coaches this year, a senior railway ministry official said.
Both Humsafar Express and Antyodaya Express trains have modern LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) coaches which are safer compared to the ICF-design coaches.
Humsafar Express trains are an upgraded version of the Rajdhani Express service for long-distance overnight travel.
These trains have more comfortable berths, multiple mobile charging points, GPS-based passenger information system, extensive fire retardant and suppression system, CCTV cameras, LED lights, smoke detection devices, toilet occupancy indicators, modular bio-toilets, tea/coffee/soup vending machine etc.
On the other side, Antyodaya Express trains will have padded comfortable seats, cushioned luggage racks with coat hooks, LED lights, fire-extinguishers, aqua-guard like water purification system for drinking water, dustbins with enhanced capacity, more mobile charging points, modular bio-toilets etc.