Antyodaya Express

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Antyodaya Express
Antyodaya Express (Korba to Raipur).jpg
Hasdeo Express (Korba to Raipur) waiting for journey at Raipur Station.
Overview
Franchise(s)Antyodaya
Main Operation(s)India
Fleet size11
Parent companyIndian Railways

Antyodaya Express are completely Unreserved/General coaches designed by Indian Railways. These are going to be overnight trains. Antyodaya Express was proposed in 2016 Railway Budget of India to operate on peak routes having more rush. The trains are completely general coach trains designed by Indian Railways with features Bio toilets in compartments as well as facility for mobile charging points.

Facilities and new features[edit]

  • These trains feature completely Unreserved/General coaches
  • Charging ports for charging electronic devices such as mobile phones, laptops etc.
  • Bio toilets in compartments
  • The exterior of coaches have a futuristic look with the use of vinyl sheets
  • Safety measures in compartments such as introduction of smoke alarms and CCTV cameras
  • Aquaguard water vending machines, coat hangers and Braille Indicators present.
  • LHB rake is used.

First services[edit]

The first service of Antyodaya Express was started on March 4, 2017 between Ernakulam Junction and Howrah inaugurated by Suresh Prabhu, the former Minister for Railways.

List of services[edit]

Train No Name[1][2][3] Service frequency Inaugural run on
15563/15564 Jaynagar - Udhna Antyodaya Express Weekly 13/10/2017
22551/22552 Darbhanga - Jalandhar City Antyodaya Express Weekly 19/05/2018
22841/22842 Santragachi - Chennai Central Antyodaya Express Weekly 04/06/2018
22877/22878 Howrah - Ernakulam Antyodaya Express Weekly 04/03/2017
22885/22886 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Tatanagar Antyodaya Express Biweekly 18/03/2017
22895/22896 Durg - Firozpur Cantonment Antyodaya Express Weekly 02/05/2018
14719/14720 Bikaner - Bilaspur Antyodaya Express Weekly 13/07/2018
22921/22922 Bandra Terminus - Gorakhpur Antyodaya Express Weekly 13/08/2017
16191/16192 Tambaram - Tirunelveli Antyodaya Express Daily 09/06/2018
16189/16190 Tambaram - Sengottai Antyodaya Express Daily To be Introduced
16355/16356 Kochuveli - Mangaluru Junction Antyodaya Express[4] Biweekly 08/06/2018
15547/15548 Jaynagar–Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Antyodaya Express Weekly Converted from Jan-sadharan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Routes and Timetables of New Tejas, Uday, Humsafar and Antyodaya Trains". 29 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Tejas, Hamsafar Express trains in railway's new timetable". The Times of India.
  3. ^ "Kerala gets two more trains - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-10-28.
  4. ^ Sastry, Anil Kumar (25 October 2017). "New Rly. timetable brings two new trains to city". The Hindu.