“Utkrisht Double-Decker Air-conditioned Yatri”(UDAY) train is ready to start up.Indian Railways ‘UDAY’ Express from Coimbatore to Bengaluru will start up soon in coming months with lots of Luxury facilities. This train is Equipped with food and tea/coffee vending machines and on-board entertainment facilities in it. The UDAY Express has been envisioned as a train for overnight business travellers. Announced by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu during his rail budget speech in 2016, UDAY has been delayed because the Railway Board was finalising on its design and features.“We will introduce overnight double-decker, Utkrisht Double-Decker Air-conditioned Yatri (UDAY) Express on the busiest routes, which has the potential to increase carrying capacity. Humsafar Express, Tejas Express, Antyodaya Express and Deen Dayalu coaches – all the other new branded trains and coaches announced in 2016 have already been introduced-Railway minister said.Double-decker trains have a seating capacity of 120 per coach (50 for upper deck, 48 for lower deck and 22 on the ends).Recently, Prabhu said that UDAY Express between Coimbatore and Bengaluru will start playing by the end of September. Two other routes that have been identified for the new train service are: Mumbai Bandra Terminus to Jamnagar and Visakhapatnam to Vijayawada.
Indian Railways has planned some internal panel improvements for the UDAY Express..The colour scheme of the exterior has not yet been decided by the Railway Board. The double-decker trains already boast of modular toilets and eventually,Railways plans to modify the design in order to introduce bio-toilets.LCD screens with blue-tooth connectivity will be installed in the train as well for the entertainment of passengers. “The total number of screens per coach are yet to be decided,The screens will be fitted in a way that all passengers can enjoy the onboard entertainment,” the official said.
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