Over 43 years after it grew to become the primary practice within the historical past of the Indian Railways to be hitched with double-decker coaches, the long-lasting Flying Ranee left for Surat from Mumbai in its new avatar.
Union Minister of State for Railways and Textiles Darshana Jardosh flagged off the practice and in addition travelled over 200 km on the practice from Mumbai Central to Surat.
The practice not has the double-decker coaches. It has the Linke Hofmann Buschnew (LHB) coaches that are sooner and extra comfy, an official mentioned.
The brand new Flying Ranee has air-conditioned chair automobiles, second-class seating coaches, a ladies-only coach, and a season ticket holders coach for girls along with the overall coaches.
“Right here begins one other period for the brand new and enhanced Flying Ranee – the newest addition to Naye Bharat Ki Nayi Rail. Flagged off Flying Ranee practice from Mumbai Central Railway Station because it commences its maiden journey to Surat with new LHB coaches,” tweeted Ms Jardosh, the Lok Sabha MP from Surat.
“Travelling by practice has its personal allure – you get to make new pals, you collect some priceless recollections and also you additionally get to get pleasure from India’s panorama,” the minister mentioned.
On December 18, 1979, the Flying Ranee grew to become the primary practice within the historical past of the Indian Railways to be hitched with the double-decker coaches.
“Finish of an period! The final public service of non-AC double decker coaches of the long-lasting Flying Ranee Categorical practice entered Mumbai Central station this morning. From this night, the practice has been upgraded with LHB-class upgraded model of coaches, however is unfortunately not a double decker,” mentioned Rajendra Aklekar, journalist and writer on India’s rail historical past.
“Couldn’t miss the historic final run of the double decker coaches for something. They have been launched on the practice precisely 43 years six months 29 days in the past. The one double decker practice to stay now could be the Valsad Quick Passenger, operated by Western Railway,” Mr Aklekar tweeted.