All you need to know about the Humsafar Express
Ever since Narendra Modi claimed the chair as Prime Minister, he has made sure to come up with schemes and ideas to serve the nation’s common man. Humsafar Express is another of those ideas developed for the comfort of the common people.
The name itself suggests that it is designed mainly to serve the needs of commoners. Having a Bollywood to the name also helps the idea. The Humsafar express joined the railway tracks from today when Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu flagged it via video conference.
Prabhu announced the arrival of Humsafar while presenting the annual railway budget. The Humsafar Express is 16 coaches, 72 seater train with the remarkable speed of 110kmph to 130kmph.
The train will serve the stations between Ghaziabad to Gorakhpur, including Chipyana Buzurg, Gonda, Kanpur Central, Lucknow, Barabanki and Basti. The distance shall be covered within the reasonable time of 13 hours.
The Humsafar Express might not be a super luxury and speedy train but it serves the needs of common people just right. It provides better services than what you get in the AC-3 tier coaches of the old trains. The train has been designed while keeping the needs and affordability of middle-class travelers.
It is well equipped train with vending machines for coffee, tea and soup and other required facilities in each cabin. Due to higher costs of modern facilities manufacturing in the train, some special fares will be charged but nothing what a middle-class man cannot afford.
According to the reliable sources, there would be only 1.15 percent increase in the base fare for 50% of the tickets whereas 10 percent base fare increase for subsequent tickets. The train is loaded with safety functions to detect fire and smoke.
Humsafar comes with a complete new aura with its colourful coaches. With bio-toilets and dustbins in every cabin, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is equally supported. While taking everything into account, it can be said that Humsafar will provide the regular Indian Railways’ travelers a completely new traveling experience.