Vinod Mittal, Bhaskar News | Last Modified - Apr 21, 2012, 03:57 AM IST
Jaipur: With the trial-run of the much awaited double-decker air-conditioned train between Jaipur and Delhi successfully completed, it is all set to have its maiden run next month. Authorities are now waiting for the green signal from the Railway Safety Commissioner for its maiden run.
The train ticked all boxes and passed all check parameters during its test-run. The trial run was continued for four days, in which its running was tested at different speeds.
The train will start running between Jaipur and Delhi Sarai Rohilla any day in the next month (May).
It will replace Jaipur-Delhi non-stop special train. The service period of the present non-stop trains is going to end on April 30.
The double-decker train can run only after April 30 as the commuters have reservations in the non-stop trains till late April.
Mamata Banerjee during her tenure as railway minister had announced the project in her budget for 2011-12.
The double-decker train was designed and developed indigenously by Research Development and Standard Organisation at the Kapurthala rail coach factory.
It will have 13 coaches with a seating capacity for 120 passengers in each coach. The lower floor of the train has a capacity of 70 passengers while the upper floor has a capacity of 50 passengers.
The train will have stops at Gurgaon, Delhi Cantt and Delhi Sarai Rohilla at the same timings. It will leave Jaipur at 6 am and reach Sarai Rohilla in Delhi by 10:30. It will return at 5:35 pm to reach Jaipur at 10:05 pm.
According to railway sources, the ride will cost Rs 347 from Jaipur to the last stop at Sarai Rohilla. The fare from Jaipur to Gurgaon will be Rs 327.