Inorder to cater to the busy route in the East Coast Railway zone, The Indian Railways’ second luxury double-decker Uday(Utkrisht Double-decker Air-conditioned Yatri) Express is to be run between Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada. This was announced on August 19, 2019. Its departure number is 22701 (Visakhapatnam-Vijayawada) and on the return journey, its number will be 22702.Key points
- Facilities:The train consisting of nine double-decker coaches and two power cars will be equipped with WiFi facility, striking interiors, cushioned seating, display screens, automatic food and beverages vending machine, LED screen in pantry-cum-dining area for entertainment of passengers, smoke detection alarm system, modular bio-toilets, etc.
- Uday express service between between Bengaluru city and the chennai central was also proposed.
Features of the second uday express:
- The second Uday Express will be having a carrying capacity of 50 passengers on the upper deck, 48 on lower deck and 22 on the ends.
- There will bethree coaches with dining facilities and five coaches without dining facility having a seating capacity of 104 passengers and 120 passengers each.
First Uday express: The first Uday was a specially-designed air-conditioned chair car coaches which started service between Coimbatore and Bangalore in June 2018. It was inaugurated by the then Minister of State(MoS) for railways, Rajen Gohain.
About uday express
♦ It started its first service in June 10, 2018.
♦ According to Indian Railways, UDAY Express will cater to the “busiest routes” and increase carrying capacity by 40%. It is envisioned as ‘luxury’ train service.