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|Main Operation(s)||India 2009 -|
|Parent company||Indian Railways|
The Yuva Express series of trains were introduced by erstwhile Minister of Railways Mamata Banerjee during the 2009-10 budget together with the Duronto Express. They were intended to provide an air conditioned low cost travel option for the youth of the country.
During the budget, two trains between Howrah & Mumbai were chosen. It was initially intended to run as a point to point service however commercial stops were soon introduced on the service. Sixty percent seats of the train are reserved for students, low-income groups & people belonging to the age group of 18 - 45yrs.
To avail this facility, a traveller must have an age/income proof certificate. A copy of the documents is required to be produced while making the booking while a second set must be carried during travel for verification by the ticket checking staff.
The trains have not had particularly good success & the initial Howrah & Mumbai Yuva Express trains remain the only trains running under the Yuva Class.Earlier there were only chair car coaches but later it was augmented by AC 2 Tier and Ac 3 Tier. Generally in both yuvas there are 7 - 8 chair car coaches with 5 - 6 Ac 3 Tier coaches and 2 - 3 Ac 2 Tier coaches
List of trains
- "'Yuva' Trains for youth and low-income passengers". Government of India. Press Information Bureau. Retrieved 3 July 2009.