Tuesday, October 27, 2015

India’s first AC double-decker Shatabdi train to run on Mumbai-Goa route:

India's first AC double-decker
Shatabdi train
To run on Mumbai-Goa route:
The Ministry of Railways on 23 October
2015 announced that India's first AC
double-decker Shatabdi train will soon
run between Mumbai and Goa route.
As per the announcement, the proposed
train between Mumbai and Goa will
cater to growing demand by tourists
that come to Goa from all over the
globe.
The first double-decker air conditioned
train between Howrah and Dhanbad
was flagged off in October 2011. Since
then, the service is operational between
many cities, including Ahmedabad-
Mumbai, Chennai–Bangalore, Delhi-
Jaipur and Delhi-Lucknow.
Shatabdi Express, which is considered
prestigious by the Indian Railways, runs
over short to medium distances.
The first Shatabdi, which means
centenary in Hindi language, train was
started in 1988 by Madhav Rao Scindia
to commemorate the centenary of
Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru's Birthday.
The train operated from New Delhi to
Jhansi, and was later extended to
Bhopal.