Delhi-Mumbai ‘Yuva Train’ flagged off

As part its efforts to provide youths communication facilities at affordable rates, the Railways Tuesday flagged off a `Yuva Train` from Hazrat Nizamuddin station here to Mumbai.

Updated: Jan 12, 2010, 15:53 PM IST

New Delhi: As part its efforts to provide
youths communication facilities at affordable rates, the
Railways on Tuesday flagged off a `Yuva Train` from Hazrat
Nizamuddin station here to Mumbai and launched a mobile ticket
van service for benefit of people in remote areas.

The low-cost air-conditioned weekly train, with seated
accommodations only, was flagged off by Delhi Chief Minister
Sheila Dixit and Minister of State for Railways K H Muniyappa.

The ticket fares of the train will range from Rs 80 for
the first 100 km and Rs 299 up to 1500 km and maximum of Rs
399 up to 2500 km.

The first Yuva train from Howrah to New Delhi was flagged
off by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on December 30 from
Howrah.

These trains will have 60 per cent reservation for youths
and passengers of low income group, while the remaining
accommodation will be available for general public, a Northern
Railway spokesperson said.

The `Yuva Train` fares are applicable to unemployed
persons between the age group of 15-45 years and to avail it
one has to carry the necessary documents as proof of birth and
unemployment. General passengers will have to pay normal fare,
the spokesperson said.

For non-Yuva passengers, the ticket fares will be Rs 475
up to a distance of 1500 km and Rs 738 up to a distance of
2500 km, the spokesperson said.

PTI