Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced the introduction of four new categories of trains while presenting the Railway Budget-2016 in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
Humsafar: For the middle class
The Humsafar, which will focus on India’s middle-class travellers, will be an exclusively three-tiered AC train with optional meals.
Tejas: For those in a hurry
This will be India’s answer to the Bullet train, achieving speeds ranging up to 130 km per hour with quality onboard facilities.
Uday (Double-deckers): For those travelling on busy routes
The double-decker Uday trains have been introduced with the intention of increasing passenger capacity in railway services on busy routes. These trains will run overnight, connecting major cities across the country.
Antyodaya: For the economically backward
These superfast trains, which will have only unreserved coaches, will focus on transporting the common man in a time-bound manner without burning a hole in his pocket.
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