Indian Railways has announced introduction of six new trains across its Tejas Express, Humsafar Express and Antyodaya Express services. The new trains will run under Indian Railways' new timetable effective November 1, 2017. Humsafar, Tejas and Antyodaya were among the four new train projects announced by the government in the Rail Budget of financial year 2016-17, along with Uday Express. The six new trains will comprise two new trains each in the Tejas, Humsafar and Antyodaya services, according to a press release by Indian Railways dated October 31.
The Railways said the date of introduction of the six trains will be notified later. Here are the six new trains to be introduced by the Railways:
New Tejas Express trains
1. New Delhi-Chandigarh Tejas Express Train
The train between New Delhi and Chandigarh will operate six days a week except Wednesdays and comprise 12 coaches - nine AC Chair Cars, one Executive AC Chair Car and two Regenerative Cars, according to the Indian Railways.
|22425 New Delhi-Chandigarh Except Wed||Station||22426 Chandigarh-New Delhi Except Wed|
The carrier said the date of introduction "will be notified later".
2. Lucknow Junction-Anand Vihar Terminal Tejas Express Train
The train between Lucknow Junction And Anand Vihar Terminal will also operate six days a week except Thursday and comprise 11 coaches including eight AC Chair Cars and one Executive AC Chair Car.
|12585 Lucknow Jn -Anand Vihar T Except Thu||Station||12586 Anand Vihar T-Lucknow Jn Except Thu|
New Humsafar Express Trains
3. Sealdah-Jammu Tawi Humsafar Express Train
The third among the six new trains announced by the Railways is a weekly Humsafar Express train service between Sealdah (Kolkata) and Jammu Tawi. This 18-coach Humsafar Express train will hail out of Sealdah on Monday, and from Jammu Tawi on Wednesdays, according to the Railways. The train will comprise 16 AC III Tier Cars.
|22317 Sealdah-Jammu Tawi||Station||22318 Jammu Tawi-Sealdah|
|-||1520 (MON)||Sealdah||1745 (THU)||-|
|2340 (TUE)||-||Jammu Tawi||-||0720 (WED)|
4. Anand Vihar Terminal-Allahabad Humsafar Express Train
The new Humsafar Express train between Anand Vihar Terminal and Allahabad will operate on a tri-weekly basis. The train service will start from Anand Vihar on Mondays and from Allahabad on Wednesdays.
|Anand Vihar T – Allahabad||Station||Allahabad – Anand Vihar T|
|-||2220||Anand Vihar T||615||-|
New Antodaya Express Trains
5. Darbhanga-Jalandhar City Antodaya Express Train
The Railways will operate a weekly service between Darbhanga (Bihar) and Jalandhar City (Punjab). This Antodaya Express service will run with an 18-coach train comprising 16 General Class Cars.
|(Old No 15567) 22451 DBG-JALANDHAR CITY||Station||(Old No 15568) 22452 JALANDHAR CITY-DBG|
|-||0345 (SAT)||Darbhanga||1130 (MON)||-|
|0510 (SUN)||-||Jalandhar City||-||1000 (SUN)|
The new Antodaya Express train will start from Darbhanga on Tuesdays, and from Jalandhar City on Thursdays.
6. Bilaspur-Ferozepur Antodaya Express Train
The sixth new train announced by the Railways is the weekly Antodaya Express service between Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh) and Ferozepur (Punjab). This train will have 18 coaches including 16 General Class Cars, according to the Railways.
|22895 BILASPUR-FEROZEPUR||Station||22896 FEROZEPUR-BILASPUR|
|-||1000 (SUN)||Bilaspur||0320 (WED)||-|
|1300 (MON)||-||Ferozepur||-||2340 (MON)|
The Antodaya Express will hail out of Bilaspur on Sundays and from Ferozepur on Mondays.
Indian Railways will reduce the running time of close to 500 trains across zones from anywhere between 15 minute to three hours, news agency Press Trust of India reported citing officials in the November time table.
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