To attract business travellers, Railways will soon launch a double decker overnight train. The train will be known as Utkrisht Double-Decker AC Yatri Express (Uday Express) and will have special facilities for passengers like large LCD television screen, Wi-Fi connected headphones etc.
“We will be launching Uday Express for business travellers who would start in the night and reach in the morning so that they can save on hotel cost,” said Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu at a function in New Delhi.
“We are moving ahead with a holistic strategy and we are doing it in a most challenging situation. Whether it is catering, booking tickets, cleaning of coaches, all these are happening in a smart way in the railways,” he added.
The new train will have no sleeper berths but will have comfortable reclining chairs. Each coach will seat 120 people. Food and beverages vending machines will also be made available inside the coaches.
Uday Express is likely to start its services between Delhi-Lucknow and the fare will be lower than that of the 3AC class in regular trains.