Initiating its new ambitious project, the Indian Railways are going to launch the Utkrisht Double-Decker AC Yatri (Uday) Express in July this year. Uday Express, special class service trains will run overnight, sticking to high-demand routes. Uday Express is equipped with comfortable reclining chairs. Its 120-seater AC coach will have large automatic food and beverage vending machines for passengers.
These AC Coaches will also have LCD Screens and Wi-Fi Speaker System. Food, tea and cold drinks will be served through the vending machines. The USP of the double-decker Uday is providing better passenger amenities in less than 3AC fare, said a senior Railway Ministry official. Since the train will have 40 per cent more carrying capacity than other trains, it will help the public transporter clear the rush in high-demand routes.
The Uday Express train is meant to address the heavy rush in routes such as Delhi-Lucknow. These trains running at a speed of 110 km per hour will not have any sleeper berths though it’s an overnight service. There will be comfortable seats with adequate leg space to relax at night. The interior of coaches will be aesthetically designed to give a modern look besides being equipped with bio-toilets. As far as catering is concerned, there will be facility for providing pre-cooked hot food from food vending boxes in each coach.