Vadodara: With an aim to provide convenience to passengers, Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday announced four new categories of trains.
Of these four categories, one is for unreserved passengers while three are for reserved ones. These will be operational in the next couple of months.
"The reason behind starting new train for unreserved passengers is to ensure that those belonging to the 'Antodya class' (very poor people) can also travel by train," Prabhu said.
"It is the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide travelling facility to this (Antodaya) category of people," he added.
DETAILS OF TRAINS:-
Antyodaya Express is a long-distance, fully unreserved and super-fast train service to be introduced for the common man.
It will operate on dense routes.
Humsafar is a fully third AC train.
The Tejas category of trains will run at 130 km an hour with local cuisine, Wi-Fi and other amenities on board.
UDAY (Utkrisht Double-Decker Air-conditioned Yatri) will be overnight trains plying on the busiest routes to increase capacity by 40 per cent.
"It (introduction of four trains) is in an attempt to enhance railway services across the country. The Railway ministry does not want the state Chief Ministers to visit New Delhi on eve of the presentation of Railway Budget for including their state's demand in the Budget," he added.
"Now the Ministry has been approaching all the state governments to join hands with the Railways and jointly float companies to execute projects in their respective states," the BJP leader said.