More than seven years after he introduced it in his Railway budget speech on February 26,2005,Lalu Prasad Yadav’s dream to run double decker train in India is a reality.
The track between Mumbai and Ahmedabad will witness 12 –coach double decker train run on September 20.It will take almost seven hours ten minutes to cover the distance.
As per the schedule,the train is slated to depart Mumbai Central at 2.20 pm and reach Ahmedabad at 9.30 pm.On the way back,it will leave Ahmedabad at 6 am and arrive at Mumbai Central by 1 pm.
To begin with,the services of this train are planned for six days except Sunday and will halt at Borivli, Vapi, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand and Nadiad. The ticket fare from Mumbai Central to Surat will be Rs 318, up to Vadodara will be Rs 406 and till Ahmedabad it will be Rs 471.