Remarkable changes that make Suresh Prabhu's 'Humsafar Express' more comfortable to commute

Remarkable changes that make Suresh Prabhu's 'Humsafar Express' more comfortable to commute


Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday unveiled new 'AC-Three Tier' coaches which sport modern facilities of the 'Humsafar Express'. "Humsafar Express is new beginning for affordable luxury train travel in India. A new train product which is fully AC with optional catering," the Railway Minister said in a tweet.


The Humsafar Express is a special class train which is meant to operate for inter-city overnight journey. The train includes facilities which are otherwise not available in normal 'AC-3 Tier coaches'. Here are the Highlights of the facilities of the new train that make difference in experience:


  • These trains will feature side curtains on the corridors like 2AC which were removed from 3-tier AC Sleepers.
  • LED screen display to show information about stations, train speed etc and will have announcement system as well.
  • Vending machines for tea, coffee and milk.
  • Charging ports for charging electronic devices such as mobiles, laptops etc.
  • The berths will more comfortable than the previous 3-tier AC sleeper rakes.
  • Bio toilets in compartments.
  • The exterior of coaches will have a futuristic look with the use of Vinyl sheets.
  • Safety measures in compartments such as introduction of smoke alarms and CCTV cameras.
  • GPS based public info system, deodorizer,fire suppression system, pleasing & hygienic lavatories.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu also shared features of 'Humsafar Express' in a series of tweets:



The fares of the trains will be higher compared to other AC-3 tier coach trains. “We will announce the fare structure of Humsafar soon but it will be slightly higher than the normal service. We have announced four new type trains in our budget. Humsafar is here now, Tejas will soon be introduced, Antodaya is ready and Uday will also be ready,” Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said. 




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