Indian Railways: Humsafar Express to Be Launched Soon (Download PDF)


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Humsafar trains are set to be launched next month. Fare rates about 20 per cent higher than the normal. Railway ministry announced four new type trains in our budget. Humsafar is likely to be launched between New Delhi and Gorakhpur.

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New Features in Humsafar Train

  • Estimated to cost about Rs 2.6 cr per coach.
  • CCTV, GPS-based passenger information system.
  • fire and smoke detection
  • Equipped with coffee/tea/soup vending machine, hot and refrigerated pantry.
  • Entirely 3AC train.
  • GPS-based passenger information system
  • Suppression system, mobile, laptop charging points.
  • Provisions of waste baskets, LED lights.
  •  With every berth are some of the features.
  • Presenting a futuristic look with the use of vinyl sheets similar to Maharaja Express.
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  • Provided good quality of khadi linens, passenger information system.
  • Will announce the fare structure of Humsafar Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said after inspecting the Humsafar coaches.

About Railway Minister and Suresh Prabhu

  • The Minister of Railways is the head of the Ministry of Railways.
  • The railway minister is usually accorded a cabinet rank, and is responsible for Indian Railways.
  • Railway minister is to present in Parliament the Railway Budget, the Annual Financial Statement of Indian Railways.
  • Suresh Prabhu of the Bharatiya Janata Party is the current Minister of Railways, serving since 10 November 2014.
Suresh Prabhu, Railways Minister India

Suresh Prabhu, Railways Minister India

Suresh Prabhu, Railways Minister India

Suresh Prabhu

  • Born: July 11, 1953 (age 63), Mumbai
  • Education: Wilfrid Laurier University, Free University of Berlin.
  • Prabhu is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
  • He was All India 11th (eleventh) rank holder in CA exam.
  • Prabhu has held several government and semi government positions.
  • Award: Recipient of Goud Saraswat Brahmin Samaj Maharatha Award on 18 August 2016.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 9, 2016


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