Modern Humsafar Express train flagged off today

Photo of newly launched Indian Railways train Humsafar Express.

New Delhi: The much waited Humsafar Express with modern coaches AC-3tier train was flagged off today from Gorakhpur city in eastern Uttar Pradesh through video conferencing from the Delhi.

Indian Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said that at the time of budget the government had decided to launch four new trains-Humsafar, Antyodaya, UDAY and Tejas.

“Among these, first Humsafar Express is launched today catering to Uttar Pradesh,” he said, adding, “Similarly Gatimaan Express, Mahamana Express were also first launched in UP.”

Prabhu said, “This Humsafar train has latest technologies like Vinyl wrapping, high quality curtains, passenger information system which will enhance the user experience of travelling in this train.”

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The weekly Humsafar service also has safety features like fire and smoke detection system and most of its parts are made of fire-resistant materials.

He assured installation of escalators at all the major railways stations on priority basis.

The Minister added more Humsafar trains will be launched soon.

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