India’s 1st Train With New AC 3 Coaches Starts B/w These Cities; 8% Lower Fare?
It was in July 2021 when we got to know how Indian Railways was tirelessly working to run a full train with just Economy AC-3 tier coaches.
The Indian Railways are targeted to achieve greater heights of performance as sleeper coaches are uncomfortable for long-distance trains. To allow for faster and more comfortable travel the national transporter worked hard to replace sleeper coaches with AC-3 tier Economy.
From today, the Gati Shakti superfast special train will run between Anand Vihar Terminal and Patna Junction on Indian Railways. Economy AC three-tier carriages will be available on the 01684/01683 Gati Shakti Special train. The train is all prepared for the upcoming festivals such as Diwali and Chhath Puja!
Each coach costs 2.76 crores and is capable of reaching a top speed of 160 kilometres per hour
“It is notified for the information of the general public that the convenience of the rail passengers and to clear extra rush of passengers during ensuing festivals, Northern Railway shall run 01684/01683 Anand Vihar Terminal-Patna-Anand Vihar Terminal Gati Shakti Superfast Special train,”
Reads Railways notification.
All You Need To Know About Gati Shakti Express:
Timings Of the Train
So, on October 29, October 31, November 2, November 5, and November 7 train no 01684 Anand Vihar Terminal-Patna Junction Gati Shakti Superfast Special train will depart from Anand Vihar Terminal at 11.10 p.m. and arrive at Patna Junction at 3.45 p.m.
On October 30, November 1, November 3, November 6, and November 8, the 01683 Patna Junction-Anand Vihar Terminal Gati Shakti Superfast Special train will depart Patna Junction at 5.45 pm and arrive at Anand Vihar Terminal at 9.50 am the next day.
The train will stop at Kanpur Central, Prayagraj Junction, Varanasi, Pt Deen Dayal Upadhaya Junction, and Danapur stations en route in both directions.
Features of AC-3 tier economy coach:
- Personalised aircraft-style vents for air conditioning,
- Personalised reading lights and charging points
- One divyang-friendly toilet in each coach
- Modified ladders for reaching the middle and upper berths
- Fire-proof berths and foldable snack tables for aisle berth
- Seats and berths have fire-proof and with illuminated seat numbers.
- Elegant bottle holders and foldable snack tables
Coaches of the economy AC 3 tier have 83 berths, which is 11 more than the standard AC 3 tier coach. The carriages, according to Indian Railways, are the world’s “most affordable in its class air-conditioned” train travel.