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Posted: Dec 16 2016 (14:09)
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Other NewsDec 16 2016 (12:12) 7 Things to Know About Antyodaya Express, Train for Unreserved Travel
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Woes of last minute travellers are about to come to an end — thanks to Antyodaya Express, the unreserved train service catering to those who make their plans on the go, which will soon be launched by Indian Railways!
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu made the announcement in this year’s railway budget.
According to a report by Financial Express, Antyodaya Express will be ready by the end of December 2016. FE Online has quoted an undisclosed official from the railway ministry saying, “20 coaches and two power cars will be sent to the South...
Dec 16 2016 (14:09)
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Fully unreserved trains on very long routes (about 2000 kms/ about 2 days) is not a logical move. IR should promote non ac SL travel for very long journeys.
Better option is to have more general coaches in Express/SF trains to cater to short distance/ non reserved paxs.
Does the report mean twin loco operation of express trains to reduce the journey time shall be tried with Antyoday trains. If so then, it is yet another example of financial myopia of IR. Extra loco means incurring of additional (& avoidable) expenditure by...
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