According to a Times of India report, Two modern trains – a fully unreserved Antyodaya Express with high-tech facilities and another fully AC Humsafar Express with CCTV surveillance and GPS for passenger information, flagged off from Bandra Terminus, Mumbai on Western Railway on August 13, 2017.
The trains will ferry passengers to north India, with the Antyodaya from Bandra Terminus to Gorakhpur and Humsafar from Bandra to Patna. Officials said that such trains could run on other corridors later.
Officials said the two trains will have state-of-the-art features and amenities for passengers from Mumbai. “Antyodaya will have facilities available in first class coaches of some trains. The focus is on the aam aadmi,” said a ministry source.
The Antyodaya to Gorakhpur will mark a comfortable journey for middle-class passengers and has special features like cushioned luggage racks and seats, aluminium composite panels, potable water dispensers on board, mobile charging points, modular toilets and LED lights. The train has specially designed colourful coaches which are inter-linked and have enhanced aesthetic interiors.
The Humsafar is fully air-conditioned, with three-tier coaches with GPS for passenger information. It also has a passenger announcement system, fire and smoke detection/suppression system, and mobile and laptop charging points, said Ravinder Bhakar, chief public relations officer, WR .