Jamshedpur : The bi-weekly Mumbai-Tatanagar Antyodaya Express has been flagged off from the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) on Saturday. The train which was declared in 2016-17 Union railway budget will take about 25 hours to cover the distance between the two destinations.
According to the schedule the train will leave LTT on Tuesday’s and Saturday’s at 1.20 pm. From Tatanagar the train will leave on Thursday and Sunday at 9.55 pm. In Chakradharpur division the train will stop at three stations- Jharsuguda, Rourkela and Chakradharpur.
Railway officials said the coaches of the train are fully unreserved, LHB second class with several modern amenities like water purifiers, bio-toilets, fire extinguishers, anti-theft arrangement, cushioned luggage racks and LED lights. The toilets in the train have been made on lines of an AC-1st class Rajdhani Express.
Such trains are overnight trains which are operated on peak routes which witnessess more rush of passengers. The first such Antyodaya Express was introduced on March 4 between Howrah and Ernakulam.
A senior official of railway’s commercial department at Tatanagar said the coaches of the train are unreserved with latest amenities. Regarding fare he said that it would be less than Rs 400 between the two destinations- Mumbai and Tatanagar.
Located on the Howrah-Mumbai main route Tatanagar is an important station. Several important trains travel via Tatanagar, including the high-profile Rajdhani Express and Duronto Express. The station sees a daily traffic of 90 mail, express and passenger trains, besides a footfall of more than 60,000 passengers.