Delhi-Mumbai special train to tackle festive season rush

Oct 14, 2011, 08:27 IST | Amit Kumar

The locomotive will be on the lines of Rajdhani Express and will run twice a week

For the convenience and to clear extra rush of passengers, the Northern Railways has decided to run a special train between Mumbai Central and New Delhi.

The special train will be like Rajdhani Express and run bi-weekly.

Passengers try to climb into the general compartment of a train
at New Delhi Railway Station

The super-fast train will depart from Mumbai Central on Monday and Friday at 7.45 pm and reach New Delhi at 5.10 pm the next day.

Again, the train will depart from New Delhi on Tuesday and Saturday at 11.55 pm and reach Mumbai Central at 8.55 pm the next day.

First run
According to Northern Railways officials, first train will depart from Mumbai Central on October 17 and from New Delhi, on October 18.

Consisting of AC first class, AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, AC 2 tier-cum-AC 3 tier and luggage van coaches, the super-fast will stop at Borivali, Surat, Vadodara, Godhra, Ratlam, Kota and Mathura junction stations enroute in both directions.

It may be recalled that because of festive season, passengers are finding it hard to travel between two metropolitan cities.
Not only railways, but flights between the two mega cities are reportedly witnessing extra rush.

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